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Essential reading in Child and Youth Care Practice and Theory

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Recommended CYC texts: 2002-2012 


Anderson-Nathe, B. (2010). Youth workers, stuckness, and the myth of supercompetence: Not knowing what to do. New York, NY: Routledge.

Anglin, J. (2002). Pain, normality, and the struggle for congruence. New York: Haworth.

Bellefeuille, G. & Ricks, F. (Eds). (2008). Standing on the precipice: Inquiry into the creative potential of child and youth care practice. MacEwan Press: Edmonton, Alberta.

Belton, B. & Hamid, S. (Eds.) (2011) Youth work and Islam: A leap of faith for young people. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers.

Belton, B. (2009). Developing critical youth work theory: Building professional judgment in the community context. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers.

Brendtro, L. & Shahbazian, M. (2004). Troubled Children and Youth: Turning problems into Opportunities. Champagne, Illinois: Research Press.

Burns, M. (2006). Healing spaces: The therapeutic milieu in child and youth work. Kingston, ON: Child Care Press, Inc.

Burns, M. (2012). The Self in Child and Youth Care. Kingston, Ontario: Child Care Press.

Crimmens, D. and I. Milligan. (2005). Facing Forward: residential child care in the 21st century. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing

Fewster, G. (2010). Don’t Let Your Kids Be Normal: A Partnership for a Different World. Influence Publishing.

Fulcher, L. C. & Garfat, T. (2008). Quality care in a family setting: A practical guide for Foster Carers. Cape Town: Pretext.

Fusko, D. (2012). Advancing youth work: Current trends, critical questions. New York, NY: Routledge.

Garfat, T. (Ed.), (2003). A Child and Youth Care approach to working with families. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Garfat, T. & Charles, G. (2011). A guide to developing effective Child and Youth Care practice with families. Cape Town: Pretext.

Garfat, T. & Fulcher, L.C. (Eds), (in press). Child and Youth Care in practice. Cape Town: Pretext.

Garfat, T., Fulcher, L. & Digney, J. (Eds), (2012). The therapeutic use of daily life events. Cape Town: Pretext Publishing.

Gharabaghi, K. & Stuart, C. (2012). Right Here, Right Now: Exploring Life-Space Interventions for Children and Youth. Pearson, Canada.

Gharabaghi, K. (2010). Professional Issues in Child and Youth Care Practice. New York: Routledge.

Gharabaghi, K. (2012). Being With Edgy Youth. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science.

Ginwright, S., Noguera, P., & Cammarota, J. (Eds.) (2006). Beyond resistance! Youth activism and community change: New democratic possibilities for practice and policy for America’s youth. New York: Routledge.

Holden, M. (2009). Children and Residential Experiences: Creating conditions for change. Arlington: Child Welfare League of America CWLA

Jeffs, T, & Smith, M. (2010) Informal education: Conversation, democracy and learning. Bramcote, Nottingham: Educational Heretics Press.

Krueger, M. (2010). Images of Thought: Presence, Place, Motion, Rhizomes, Lunch and Noise in Child and Youth Care. Cape Town, SA: Pretext Publishing.

Krueger, M. (2004). Themes and Stories in Youthwork Practice. New York: Haworth.

Krueger, M. (2007). Sketching Youth, Self, and Youth Work. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

Magnuson, D. (2007). Work with youth in divided and contested societies. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers.

Martin, L & Martin, A (2012). Small Stories: Reflections on the Practice of Youth Development. Lennox, SD: Circle of Courage Publications.

MMilligan, Ian and Stevens, Irene. (2006). Residential child care: Collaborative practice. London. SAGE.

Nunno, M. A., Day, D. M., & Bullard, L. B. (Eds.). (2008). For our own safety: Examining the safety of high-risk interventions for children and young people. Arlington, VA: Child Welfare League of America.

Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2010). Flows, Rhythms, and Intensities of Early Childhood Education Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., & Pence, A. (Eds.). (in press). Canadian Early Childhood Education: Broadening and Deepening Discussions of Quality. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Child Care Federation.

Pence, A. & White, J. (ds). (2012). Child and Youth Care: Critical Perspectives on Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy. Vancouver: UBC Press

Seita, J.R. & Brendtro, L.K. (2005). Kids Who Outwit Adults. Bloomington Indiana: Solution Tree.

Sercombe, H. (2010). Youth work ethics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.

Sharpe, C., Daniel, E., Degregorio, S., Kenny, J., & Vishnja, A.(eds). (2008). Love Is Enough: Sincerity and professionalism in the care and education of children and young people. Totnes : Abbeyhill Press

Skott-Myhre, H.A. (2009). Youth and subculture as creative force: Creating new spaces for radical youth work. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Skott-Myhre, K., Weima. K., & Gibbs, H. (2012). Writing the family: Women, auto-Ethnography, and family work. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers.

Smith, Mark (2009). Rethinking residential child care: Positive perspectives. London. Policy Press.

Stuart, C. (2009). Foundations of Child and Youth Care. Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt

Ungar, M. (2004). Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ward, A., (2007) Working in Group Care: Social Work and Social Care in Residential and Day Care Settings. BASW / The Policy Press, University of Bristol

Wierenga A. (2009). Young People Making a Life. New York: Palgrave McMillan

Wyn, J.G. & White, R. (2009). Doing youth work in Australia (3 volumes). Sandy Bay, Tasmania: ACY Publishers


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