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A

A secure or financially enriching career? See also Future of child and youth care, CYC as a profession1, CYC as a profession 2 and CYC work: Is it only passion required?

Aboriginal children in care?

Abortion = abuse?

Accepting gifts 1, Accepting gifts 2

Activities and resources for younger children?

Activities to improve social skills with 10-12 year olds?

Adolescent suicides?

Adolescents' risky behaviors?

Adults who were in care

Advice about out-of-school employment

Advice for those new to the field?

Advice on professional terminology 

Advocacy in the CYC field?

Advocating about development

Advocating for youth and as a professional?

Age of CYC practitioner

Age that children remain in care?

Animals in work with kids

Animal therapy?

Another article where CYC is not named

Anti-bullying curriculum 1 See also Anti-bullying curriculum 2

Applied behavioural analysis within CYC

Attachment disorder 1 and Attachment disorder 2

Attachment theory?

Attention: Is it a 'need'?

Authoritarian staff

Authority practices?

Autism and dealing with special needs?

Autism and parenting styles

Autism: Two practicum questions

AWOL behaviour See also Runaway teens and Youth who run away and are disengaged in programming?

B

Basic service continuum components?

Bedtime difficulties

Bedwetting See also Daytime wetting?

Behaviour boards?

Benefits of independent living programmes

Bipolar disorder See also Depression in teenagers

Books, articles on Henry Maier See also Henry Maier video

Boundaries 1 See also Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, Boundaries with children and youth?No-touch policy, Touch in CYC,Touch, Saying "I love you" and Safe touch?

Boundaries in the school system?

Broken or unsupportive office teams?

Budget cuts

Bullies in the work place

Burn-out 1 See also Enduring in the Field, Stress and burnout in the field, Burn-out 2, High stress job? and Self-care

Burnout in relation to age of staff?

C

Care

Case studies  See also Reading clients' files?

Challenges caregivers experience to support their children with education?

Characteristics of a CYC approach

Characteristics/knowledge people bring into CYC work?

Child and youth homelessness

Child care managers and administrators also front line workers?

Child neglect within poverty?

Child-to-child sex abuse?

Child who hates to lose?

Children and marijuana?

CYC and physical education?

CYC as a profession 1 See also CYC as a profession 2, A secure or financially enriching career? and Future of child and youth care

CYC as psychogeography

CYC field in Ireland

CYC practice the same as Youth Work?

CYC qualifications

CYC view of disability

CYC work: Is it only passion required? See also CYC as a profession1, CYC as a profession 2, A secure or financially enriching career?

CYC workers fostering youth? See also Policies around maintaining relationships post-care

CYCs reacting to situations

CYC worker: degree or advanced diploma?

Collaboration of organizations working with families?

Client who self harms? See also Cutting?, Self harm?, Self-mutilation, self-harm and Self harming

Clinical psychologists?

Communal approach to care?

Communicating on an international level?

Confidentiality

Consequences?

Conservative and inflexible morality

Consistency, Consistency in group home care? and Consistency 2

Corporal punishment

Crisis group home work

Critical supervision

Cross discipline education

Crown Wards

Cutting? See also Client who self harms?, Self-mutilation, self-harm,Self harm? and Self harming

D

Dating co-workers 1 and Dating co-workers 2

Daytime wetting? See also Bedwetting and Wetting the bed

De-escalation techniques for children with ADHD

Depression in teenagers See also Bipolar disorder

Developing effective residential treatment for youth?

Development of professional practitioners?

Did I make the right call?

Difference between Counter transference and Projective identifications?

Difficult to manage youngster See also Help dealing with difficult behaviour

Disadvantages to trauma-informed care  See also Trauma-informed care

Discipline policy? See also Lack of structure and rules and Policies and procedures

Divorce or not to divorce?

Does the system cause even more damage?

Dr. Fewster's Seven Cs

Drama, dance as therapy

Drugging kids? See also Ritalin questions and Treating ADD-ADHD kids

Drug use with clients See also Smoking weed

Drugs: Harm reduction versus abstinence programs?

Dual qualified residential workers?

E

Early child and youth care research

Earning respect

Eating disorders and disordered eating - group ideas?

Eating habits and health in residential care

Education for girls in India

Effectiveness of the Life Space Interview

Effectiveness of youth incarceration?

Effects of location

Empowering youth to give back

Enduring in the Field See also Burn-out 1, Burn-out 2, Stress and burnout in the field, High stress job? Rewards in this work and Self-care

Engaging community in social change movements
Establishing clear boundaries with children?

Ethical boundaries

Ethics See also Ethics testing?

Ex-client dating staff member?

Excluding children/expulsion/suspension?

F

Face-down restraints See also Restraint 1, Restraint 2, Restraint 3, Safe holds in residential schools? and Use of restraint

Family based care?

Family break up affecting career choice?

Family involvement?

Favoritism See also Unliked clients, Unliked clients 2 and Not liking a youth

Fears about direct practice

Feedback from clients? and Feeling like a failure?

Female body insecurities?

First time in the field

Focus on the future? and Future of child and youth care

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome interventions/programs?

Food See also Hoarding food and Snacks

Future of child and youth care See also CYC as a profession1, CYC as a profession 2, A secure or financially enriching career? and CYC work: Is it only passion required?

G

Gang violence?

Gay clients See also Same sex relationships?, Gender confusion? and Youth that identify as LGBTQ?

Gender identity and pronouns?

Graduation ceremony for at-risk teens?

Group work in correctional facilities?

H

Hair pulling See also Pulling eyelashes

Handling discouragement

Hats on

Health issues for youth

Help after 18?

Help dealing with difficult behaviour See also Difficult to manage youngster

Helpful or appropriate generational or role relationships?

Henry Maier video See also Books, articles on Henry Maier

High stress job? See also Stress and burnout in the field, Enduring in the Field, Burn-out 1, Burn-out 2, Burnout in relation to age of staff? and Rewards in this work

Hiring past clients

Hoarding food See also Snacks and Food

Home visits

Humour in the workplace?

How CYC-Net impacts you and your work

Hygiene issues

I

Identity-first or person-first language?

If all else fails, cut down the tree!

Impact of violence on children's development?

Importance of 'self' and CYC practice?

Incentives See also Points and levels

Incorporating diversity and indigenous culture in CYC practice

Incorporating drama therapy?

Info on Albert Trieschman

Informal use of hypnosis?

Input from colleagues?

Institutional cultural change?

Institutionalised

Internet safety See also The use of social networks?

Intervention with addictions?

Introversion/anxiety?

Investing in mental health training

Is it unprofessional?

J

Jargon-free field?

Jobs in a school setting as a CYC?

K

Kids hanging around staff

Knowing a client/family personally?

Knowledge and experience of the CYC field?

L

Language, manners, respect

Lack of structure and rules See also Discipline policy? and Policies and procedures

Lay charges See also Laying charges against residents

LGBTQ, special needs and family values

Leaders/future leaders in our field?

Learning and teaching?

Leaving care See also Transition to adulthood? and Transitioning out of care?

Less enthusiastic colleagues See also Negative co-workers? and Problems with co-workers?

Life space work

Limits to helping clients?

Line manager See also Need for supervision?, New Supervisor, Supervising a superstar, Supervision: Most crucial qualities?

List of things young people in care can't do

Lost art of creative work with group?

Love and Love 2 See also Boundaries I, Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, No-touch policy, Touch in CYC, Touch, Saying "I love you", and Safe touch?

M

Maintaining a professional body? See also Recognition and National Associations

Male staff working with traumatized females?

Male support group

Meal times See also Suppertime

Meaning of 'quality of care'?

Medi-counselling?

Medical use of marijuana

Men's rights on abortion

Mentoring for practitioners?

Mentoring youth?

Mixed age groups?

Motivating a shy child

Movies about youth issues See also Movies with a message and Movie ratings and group care

N

Namecalling

National Associations See also Maintaining a professional body?, and Recognition

Nature-based interventions?

Need for supervision? See also Line manager, Supervising a superstar and Supervision: Most crucial qualities?

Negative co-workers? See also Problems with co-workers? and Less enthusiastic colleagues

Neo-colonial/post colonial critiques of residential child care

New supervisor See also Line manager, Need for supervision?, Supervising a superstar and Supervision: Most crucial qualities?

No-touch policy See also Boundaries I, Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, Touch, Touch in CYC, Love, Love 2, and Safe touch?

Non-verbal children with autism?

Not liking a youth See also Unliked clients, Unliked clients 2 and Favoritism

Notes on caring under the society of control

Nutrition and anxiety?

O

Older reflections on early practice

On 'cheaping' ourselves

Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

Orphanage tourism

Outcome rates

Outcomes of therapeutic residential work?

Outdoor/rec programs

Outreach work

Overnight staff 1 and Overnight staff 2

Overparenting/helicopter parenting & CYC work

P

Parental engagement programmes linked to improving attainment

Personal development and self-care See also Self-care, Burn-out 1, Enduring in the Field, Stress and burnout in the field, Burn-out and High stress job?

Photography with youth See also Videos made by youth

Physical disabilities?

Points and levels 1

Points and levels 2  See also Incentives

Policies and procedures See also Discipline policy?and Lack of structure and rules

Policies around maintaining relationships post-care See also CYC Workers Fostering Youth?

Policing youth in care

Positive Critical Incidents?

Positive expectations in the workplace

Power struggles with youth?

Private practice

Problems with co-workers? See also Negative co-workers? and Less enthusiastic colleagues

Profoundly stupid ideas 1 and Profoundly stupid ideas 2

Promoting CYC practitioners as professionals?

Pulling eyelashes See also Hair pulling

Pyjama debate

Q

Qualitative analysis software

Quality of parenting/care in early childhood

Question of tautology in CYC

Questions from children about skin color?

Quiet rooms

R

Reading clients' files? See also Case studies

Recognition see also Maintaining a professional body? and National Associations

Reconnecting youth with family? 

Reflective practice?

Regression in young children

Relationship and being a practicum student?

Relationship between management and frontline careworkers

Relationships

Relationships with abusive youth?  See also Violence against staff? and Worksheets on aggression/anger?

Residential child care - is it really necessary?

Residential Child and Youth Care literature?

Resistance?

Responses to 'Research study: Existence of Vicarious Trauma in CYC'

Restorative practice

Restraint 1, Restraint 2, Restraint 3, and Restraints  See also Face-down Restraints, Safe holds in residential schools? and Use of restraint

Rewards in this work

Ritalin questions See also Drugging kids?

Roles and responsibilities?

Runaway teens See also AWOL behaviour, Absence in care, Teen runaways? and Youth who run away and are disengaged in programming?

Runner in kindergarten?

S

Safe holds in residential schools? See also Restraint 1, Restraint 2, Restraint 3, Face-down Restraints and Use of restraint

Safe touch? See also Touch, Love, Love 2, Boundaries I, Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, No-touch policy, Touch in CYC, No-touch policy and Saying "I love you"

Safety in the field?

Same sex relationships? See also Gay clients and Gender confusion?

Saying "I love you" See also Love and Love 2, Boundaries I, Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, No-touch policy, Touch in CYC and Touch

School counsellors

Self-authoring thinking?

Self-care See also Burn-out 1, Enduring in the Field, Stress and burnout in the field, Burn-out, Burnout in relation to age of staff? and High stress job?

Self harm scars

Self-esteem group

Self-mutilation, self-harm See also Self harm?, Cutting?, Client who self harms? and Self harming

Sensory processing disorder?

Separating personal emotions from professional?

Should child and youth care workers study social psychology?

Sibling abuse?

Situation in the US?

Skill set needed for residential social worker

Smoking See also Youth and smoking

Smoking weed See also Drug use with clients

Snacks See also Hoarding food and Food

Social pedagogy?

Socio-emotional development activities in adolescence? See also Co-operative/therapeutic games

Special needs and restraints?/Opinions on restraints? See also Restraint 1, Restraint 2 , Restraint 3, Face-down Restraints, Safe holds in residential schools? and Use of restraint

Spiritual development in childhood and adolescence,Spirituality as a development domain and Spirituality in managed care

Stability of medication

Staff comments to youth

Staff gender balance in boys (14-17) residential schools

Starting a program from scratch?

Statements of suicide?

Stats on success of treatment centres/group homes
Staying positive

Stealing?

Street Kids See also Work on the streets?

Stress and burnout in the field See also Enduring in the Field, Burn-out 1, Burn-out 2, High stress job?, Burnout in relation to age of staff?, Rewards in this work and Self-care

Supervising a superstar and Supervision: Most crucial qualities? See also Line manager, Need for supervision? and New Supervisor,

Supervisors and work ethics

Suppertime See also Food and Meal times

Supporting parents/caregivers

Supporting child and youth rights?

Support for CYC practitioners?
Systems in crisis

T

Taking kids home?

Taking personal items away from clients

Talking about sexuality with youth?

Talking about terror?

Tattoos

Team building?

Technological barriers in the therapeutic relationship?

Teen runaways? See also Absence in care, AWOL behaviour, Runaway teens and Youth who run away and are disengaged in programming?

Terminations and transitions

The culture of making allegations?

The system and legislation?

Therapeutic games, activities See also Socio-emotional development activities in adolescence?

Therapeutic rooms?

Therapeutic touch?

Therapeutic use of self?

Therapy?

Thinking systemically?

Time outs?

Touch See also Love and Love 2, Boundaries I, Boundaries 2, Boundaries 3, No-touch policy, Touch in CYC, No-touch policy and Saying "I love you"

Tourettes

Training makes for cost effectiveness?

Transfer of basic life skills - are CYCs adequately prepared?

Transition to adulthood? See also Leaving care, Transitioning out of care? and Terminations and transitions

Transitioning youth in residential care

Transitions into residential placements?

Trauma being triggered?

Trauma-informed care See also Disadvantages to trauma-informed care

Trauma informed programs and staff assault? See also Aggressive behavior and Violence against staff?

Treating ADD-ADHD kids See also Drugging kids? and Ritalin questions

Trends?

U

Unco-operative parents? See also Family involvement? and Conservative and inflexible morality

Unionisation in the CYC profession?

Unliked clients See also Unliked clients 2, Not liking a youth and Favoritism

Upcoming placement in women's shelter

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Use of restraint

Use of social networks? See also Internet safety

Use of the word non-compliant?

Using 'self' in interaction with children?

V

Values

Values in practice?

Videos made by youth See also Photography with youth

Violence against staff? See also Relationships with abusive youth?,Trauma informed programs and staff assault? and Worksheets on aggression/anger?

Vulnerable youth in the education system

W

Welcoming package for children under 12?

Wetting the bed, See also Bedwetting and Daytime wetting?

What is a Professor?

What is professional love and personal love?

What should and what shouldn't be allowed?

What makes a family?

What makes a great cyc worker?

What to do?

What unites CYC workers?

Who gets supervision?

Women

Work on the streets? See also Street Kids

Work with at-risk families?

Work with girls

Workdays in residential care?

Working internationally?

Working on yourself

Working with "different" thinkers?

Worksheets on aggression/anger? See also Relationships with abusive youth? and Violence against staff?

Y

Young people in love

Youth Leadership programming?

Youth not taking consequences seriously?

Youth that identify as LGBTQ? See also Gay clients, Same sex relationships? and Gender confusion?

Youth tried as adults?

Youth who run away and are disengaged in programming? See also Absence in care, AWOL behaviour, Runaway teens and Teen runaways?

Youth with high functioning autism?

Youths' privacy?

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