The Long and Short of it
Child and Youth Care
Author: Jack Phelan
ISBN 978-1-928212-18-8 (ebook) /
Child and Youth Care practice is doing
and thinking in real time. Working without a net, at the coal
face, dancing in rhythm, hanging in, feeling the pain are all
accurate descriptions, yet explaining the “why and how” to
others can be difficult.
This book is a compilation of writings mostly done for
CYC-Online over several years, which try to open a
discussion about the why and how. Many pieces are deliberately
short, to be easily digested and thought about later. All of
them are written for practitioners with a simplicity aimed at
the other side of complexity.
Hopefully, the range of direct
Child and Youth Care practitioners from new to very skilled, as
well as supervisors and program managers who read this book will
find both validation and challenge to continue to dance well.
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