Relational Child and Youth Care in Action
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Relational Child and Youth Care in Action

Heather Modlin, James Freeman, Christine Gaitens and Thom Garfat - editors

ISBN 978-0-6399718-9-6  (Paperback)
Published: January 2021
Pages: 237

A must read. This book ‘resets’ insights into meaningful relational Child and Youth Care practice – and the related complexities of the profession. This compilation of relational Child and Youth Care wisdom, from within the field, not only draws together all that is core to Child and Youth Care, but also critically evaluates the application to and impact on every aspect of professional practice and focused outcomes for young people, families and the professional practitioners who journey with them through trauma, change and healing.
- Lee Loynes Chief Executive Officer, Girls and Boys Town South Africa and Board Member of the CYC-Net Board of Governors

When reading this book it is clear to see how diverse and adaptable the practice of Child and Youth Care is. How the foundation of what we do can be applied anywhere. Child and Youth Care is its own specific language – we learn to feel it and help interpret it to those we engage with.
- Ziigwanbinesii Charles Cultural Advisor, Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services and Board Member of the CYC-Net Board of Governors

This book reviews a vast range of topics related to Relational Child and Youth Care Practices, from aesthetics to attachment theories; from educational perspectives to therapeutic approaches; from theoretical models to experiential knowledge; from the creativity of storytelling to the impact of acts of caring; from the use of animal in relational practices to workplace fatigue and relational healing. It is a comprehensive must-read for anyone involved in child and youth care work, across continents from multiple perspectives.
- Kiran Modi, PhD Founder Managing Trustee, Udayan Care, India and Board Member of the CYC-Net Board of Governors


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