ERIC Number: EJ1004944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
The Field of Child and Youth Care: Are We There Yet?
Child & Youth Services, v34 n2 p100-111 2013
This article presents a brief history of organized child and youth care in North America, reviews contributing factors to the growth of the field as a profession, and explores the motivation of practitioners and organizations to contribute to the ongoing development of the field. Included is a panel discussion with four leading experts on contemporary themes regarding the current status of the field, benefits and potential disadvantages of professionalization and recommended next steps for advancing the field of child and youth care.
Descriptors: Child Care, Intellectual History, Performance Factors, Professional Education, Professional Identity, Caseworkers, Social Work, Social Services, Welfare Services, Child Welfare, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America