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With Children and Youth

Emerging Theories and Practices in Child and Youth Care Work

Edited by Kiaras Gharabaghi, Hans A. Skott-Myhre, and Mark Krueger
Subjects Law, Child Advocacy, Social Science, Child Studies, Political Science, Social Services, Social Policy
Series Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada Hide Details
Paperback : 9781554589661, 236 pages, August 2014
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781554589685, 236 pages, September 2014

Table of contents

Table of Contents for
With Children and Youth: Emerging Theories and Practices in Child and Youth Care, edited by Kiaras Gharabaghi, Hans A. Skott-Myhre, and Mark Krueger


Introduction | Kiaras Gharabaghi, Hans A. Skott-Myhre, and Mark Krueger

Part 1

Chapter 1 The Purpose of Youth Work | Kiaras Gharabaghi

Chapter 2 Becoming the Common | Hans A. Skott-Myhre

Chapter 3 Stop Breaking People into Bits: A Plea for a Peopled Youth Work | Doug Magnuson

Chapter 4 Developing the Profession from Adolescence into Adulthood: Generativity versus Stagnation | Carol Stuart

Part 2

Chapter 5 Thinking through a Relational and Developmental Lens | Jack Phelan

Chapter 6 Crafting and Uncrafting Relationships in Child and Youth Care: Human–More-Than-Human Encounters | Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw

Chapter 7 Post-Growth Possibilities for Child and Youth Care | Janet Newbury

Chapter 8 Insider/Outsider: Challenge and Opportunity in Teaching “The Profession That Never Was” in the United States | Ben Anderson-Nathe

Part 3

Chapter 9 Reading Camus's The First Man | Mark Krueger

Chapter 10 Be Gone, Dull Care | Gerry Fewster, with Cedrick of Toxteth




With Children and Youth provides a snapshot of emerging theories and perspectives in the field of child and youth care across North America. Well-known scholars and researchers present new and innovative critical perspectives, written in a provocative manner and reflecting outside-the-box thinking.

The book examines from scholarly and practical viewpoints the purpose of child and youth care practice, relational practice, post-modern approaches to thinking about theory and practice, and new and innovative thinking about the professionalization and accreditation of the discipline itself. Some chapters merge thinking about child and youth care with esoteric and literary prose; others use humour and satire as a way to represent both foundational and entirely new directions in the field.

With Children and Youth provides no set conclusions or findings about the field; instead, it guides the reader to spaces of controversy, contention, and opportunities for innovation and change. Child and youth care practice and theory, it is argued, is based fundamentally on engagement across generations, cultures, and social positions, and this book exemplifies precisely that.