Together we are working to improve the lives of children and young people across the world.
Every day, at least 1 200 people visit CYC-Net from over 200 countries across the world. Over 1 000 web sites link directly to CYC-Net. Nearly 8 000 pages from external web sites link to CYC-Net.
CYC-Net has now launched a new way to support our work – one that will also increase the opportunity for you or your organisation to demonstrate your commitment to making the world a better place for children and young people to grow up.
From 2017, for the first time, we are offering promotional advertising space on the CYC-Net web site – 10's of thousands of pages, with an average of 1 200 visitors a day. CYC-Net never closes. Under sun and moon, someone, somewhere, is looking at CYC-Net. Just one week of supporting CYC-Net with a banner advert, like the one at the top of this page, could give your organisation tens of thousands of views. (Other placement options are also available).
We want to highlight two stories from Rick and Tracy that perfectly illustrates how CYC-Net is making a difference.
CYC-Net continues to provide resources on creative interventions and solution focused approaches for our employees as well as insight into what is new and exciting in the field of CYC. By providing a forum for CYCW’s from all over the world to ask questions, receive feedback and share their challenges and successes, CYC-net also offers our employees opportunities to learn and develop from other’s shared experiences.
Many times I will follow a discussion or read an article that is directly related to a current issue in one of our programs or a challenge in how to best respond to a youth. When it is shared with our employees and they are engaged in further discussion, a learning opportunity has been created for all of us.
Our employees are encouraged to consult CYC-Net when they have questions. We use articles as part of our professional development curriculum as well as to supplement our training. Our residential programs have used the discussion group as a means of seeking treatment programs for the youth.
Rick Kelly – Waypoints, Newfoundland
I am a residential child care worker from Scotland, keen to learn and promote residential care as a positive choice.
There is a need to reflect on and share experiences, both good and bad. This means learning from past mistakes and influencing changes to ensure these mistakes are not repeated. Equally, it's important to challenge stigma, promote positive examples of how this type of group care can (and does) help and heal relationships and traumatised young people.
This is no easy task, and CYC-Net encourages people to think outside the box, look at world theories, approaches and interventions and seek support and advice from impartial professionals with no pressures to go along with the majority or ingrained habits. It's a cost effective way to learn and to connect with people who would otherwise be out of reach.
Tracey Jarvis – Scotland
Our goal is to continue to keep CYC-Net open-access to individuals from all walks of life and every area of the world. Even though over 700 000 distinct views of our website were made in last year there are still literally millions of children and young people who could be helped by having better informed adults working for them.
We invite you to be a part of reaching this goal by securing promotional advertising on CYC-Net for your organization. Not only will you be making an investment in global development, but also promoting your work to an international and local audience. Our advertisers rate card is available here. Your support will make a real, lasting impact in young lives internationally.
CYC-Net can only remain openly accessible to all across the world because people like you are partnering to keep this essential work going.
The Board of Governors, CYC-Net