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Editorial Comment: Wondering into the Future  |  Thom Garfat

Editorial Comment: Celebrating 300 Issues of CYC-Online! | Leon Fulcher

To Treat or to Accompany? | Howard Bath

The first quarter century of CYC-Online : A South African perspective | Merle Allsopp

A Short Summary of The Thinking About The Profession Called Child and Youth Care Practice | Jack Phelan

Being in Relational Child and Youth Care: The Biography of a Believer | Gerry Fewster

Enlivening the Conversation | Doug Magnuson

Hope and Justice: CYC as Human Rights Defenders | Jennifer Davidson

Transitioning | Hans Skott-Myhre

Celebrating 100 years, 75 years, 50 years, 25 years and 10 Lives: Some Defining Moments, Elements and People in Child & Youth Care Work | James P. Anglin

Socioeconomic Stress on Children, Youth and Families: Advocating for Accessing Mental Health Services in Alberta, Canada | Michelle Briegel

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: On the 300th Issue Milestone of CYC-Online | Kiaras Gharabaghi

From Relational Practice to Relational Justice: Reflections from a Child and Youth Care Practitioner | Nancy Marshall

CYC-Net and CYC-Online: Some Reflections | Luke Carty

Family Strengthening Interventions: A Practitioner’s Perspective and Insights from the Field | Kiran Modi, Gurneet Kaur Kalra, Leena Prasad and Asoni Grace

Anniversaries | Garth Goodwin

On Weather Hold | Kelly Shaw

The Art of Cultural Appreciation: Avoiding a “Single Story” | Frank Delano and Noor Almaoui

What in the world?! | Rika Swanzen

CYC-Online and Me | Graham McPheat

A Model and Process for Effective Supervision | Jacqui Michael

Looking Back …  | Lorraine E. Fox

Postcard from Leon Fulcher

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Editorial – Slowing Down
James Freeman

A Relational Approach to Mentoring Child and Youth Care Practitioners
Werner van der Westhuizen and Thom Garfat

The Fundamentals of Relational Practice: The Art of Relational Weaving
John M. Digney

Remaining Relationally Grounded: The Child and Youth Care Management Ladder
Chelan McCallion

Making the Argument for Addressing and Preventing Suicide and Suicidality Amongst Black Children, Youth and Young Adults
Beverly-Jean Daniel

The Impact of COVID-19 on Newcomer Adolescents’ Mental Health: A Scoping Review
Rahat Zaidi, Marigona Morina and Chantal Palmer

Exploring Attachment Styles in Various Clinical Settings and Practical Interventions to Engage Youth to Foster Healthy Relationships
Tina Mueni, Alethia Cadore, Gary Treasure and Akomaye Undie

ADHD: Addressing Behaviors, Not Just Symptoms - A Holistic Approach to Management from Child and Youth Care Practitioners
Taryn Herlich

Learning from Children: Experiences and Needs of Children in the Dutch Child Protection System
Erik J. Knorth, Helen Bouma, Mónica López López and Hans Grietens

Experiences of Using WhatsApp as a Tool for International Qualitative Research: Ethics and Responsibilities
Petra Roberts

The Art of Relational Practice: Relational Weaving

12 March 2024,  12-1:30 p.m. CST

The term ‘Relational Practice’ is use within several caring professions, and knowing that fact might lead someone to believe that there is a single and universally accepted definition of what Relational Practice is. However, this is not the case, and instead there are different (but related) interpretations and definitions.

Whilst there might never be true a consensus of what Relational Practice really is, given its complexity, one of our goals ought to be to find out as much as possible about the concepts that make up Relational Practice, and to ultimately consider how these can be better understood, connected, and articulated.

Relational Weaving offers a way of exploring some ‘essential aspects’ of Relational Practice, explain their relevant, and ponder how we can use them for the betterment of those we serve. Some of these may be considered values, some traits, some wisdoms, and others still are approaches, techniques, and ways of thinking and doing. This workshop will describe 25 ‘relational threads’ uncovered during an international research project and offers these as a type of framework for Relational Child & Youth Care.


John M Digney, Ph.D., MSc, BS has been working with vulnerable children and families since 1991 as a frontline worker, manager and clinician. The majority of this time has been working with children and youth who exhibit ‘challenging behaviours’. John is currently the National Training & Learning Coordinator for Tusla, Ireland. in addition to providing consultation, training and support to carers and practitioners internationally. John has professional certification in Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Coaching and other qualifications in Psychology, Management, Facilitation, and Adult Education. His PhD examined the therapeutic potential of humour in our work with troubled youth.

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