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eJOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH CARE NETWORK (CYC-Net) – ISSN 1605-7406

ISSUE 133 MARCH 2010 •  CONTENTS •  HOME PAGE

CARE WORKERS

What does a CYC practioner look like?

Jack Phelan

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then …

Visiting a few CYC programs lately, I was struck by the comments that several workers, who had academic backgrounds in social work, corrections, psychology among others, voiced about CYC theory.

Basically, they stated that they did not use CYC approaches because it was not their training. What is a CYC approach? There are lots of ways to answer this, but this is my answer:

Good child and youth care workers can find each other in the dark – Tony Macciocio (2000).