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Introductory readings on Relational Practice

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Characteristics of a Relational Child and Youth Care Approach revisited
Thom Garfat, James Freeman, Kiaras Gharabaghi and Leon Fulcher

A feminist's view of caring
Frances Ricks

Henry Maier

Developing the relationship
Joe Markey

Rapport and relationships: The basis of child care
Michael Burns

Going there from being here
Gerry Fewster

Relationships – we have to begin somewhere!
Brian Gannon

John Bowlby on human attachment
John H. Hoover

Seven habits of reclaiming relationships
Erik K. Laursen

I was a ‘child in care’: My perspective on relationships
Denise Masson

The meat and potatoes of relationships
Brian Gannon

Hanging out
Geeta Somasundram

Connecting with the inner world
Thom Garfat

Initial reflections on the 'talk smart institute' and relating
Mark Krueger

Relationships: Thoughts on their origin and their power
Penny Parry

Respect begets respect – and other lessons from Project Breakaway
Leslie Skooglund

Seeing “I” to “I”: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Caring Relationship
David Austin and William Halpin

Transferable Relationships
Kiaras Gharabaghi

Maybe you smiled for the rest of the day? Some comments on relationships and their infinite variety
Karen VanderVen

The Real “Money in the Bank”: Building Relationships in Child and Youth Care
Frank Delano

Relational thinking
Jack Phelan

Hope in moments of pain
James Freeman

Close enough encounters: Close to Me – Close to You
Maxwell Smart and John Digney

Deepening a child and youth care understanding of presence: Engaging living-dying dialectical moments
Patti Ranahan

Relational Conversations and Explorations
Jack Phelan

Relationship in Child and Youth Care – A Deep Dive
Luke Carty


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