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Books

Fewster, G. & Garfat, T. (Eds.) (1992).  Glimpses from the Edge of Child and Youth Care. Calgary, Alta.: University of Calgary Press. 

Garfat, T. (1998). The Effective Child and Youth Care Intervention.  Published by the Journal of Child and Youth Care, as Vol. 12 (1 & 2), 1 - 122.

Garfat, T. (Ed.) (2004).  A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families: New York:  Haworth Press.

Garfat, T. & McElwee, N. (2004). Developing Effective Interventions with Families.  Cape Town: Pretext Publishing.

Garfat, T. & Gannon, B. (2005). A South African Approach to Child and Youth Care Practice.  Cape Town: Pretext Publishing

Garfat, T. & McElwee, N. (2006). Developing Effective Interventions with Families: 2nd edition..  Cape Town: Pretext Publishing.

Garfat, T. & McElwee, N. (in process). Reflective Relational Practice in Social Care/Child and Youth Care: An EirCan Perspective.  Cape Town: Pretext.

 

Major Reports 

Garfat, T. & Charles, G. (2000). Too Important to Ignore: A Review of the Residential Child-Caring System of Nova Scotia and a Proposal for Renewal and Redesign

Garfat, T & Charles, G. (2001) One Step Closer: A Proposal for the Development of Child and Family Services Networks for the Province of Prince Edward Island

Garfat, T. (2002) Part of the Circle: A Report on the Residential Services and a Plan for Development,  Prepared for The Cree Board of Health and Social services of James Bay: Initial Assessment and Recommendations

Garfat, T. (2004)  Developing a Focus: A review of the Secure Treatment Program for the Province of Nova Scotia.

Garfat, T. (2005).  Rath na nOg Review: A review of the Rath na nOg High Support Unit in Castleblanney, Ireland.


 

Chapters

Fewster, G. & Garfat, T., Eds. (1987).  Residential child care.  In C. Denholm, R. Ferguson, & A. Pence (Eds.) Professional Child and Youth Care, (pp. 9-36). Vancouver, B. C.: University of British Columbia Press.

Fewster, G. & Garfat, T. (1993).  Residential child and youth care care.  In C. Denholm, R. Ferguson, & A.Pence (Eds.) Professional Child and Youth Care, (2nd. Edition), (pp. 15-43). Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Press.

Garfat, T. (1988).  Today's children, tomorrow's adults. In B. Gannon (Ed), Today's child - tomorrow's adult, (pp. 6-12).  Cape Town: National Association of Child Care Workers of South Africa.

Garfat, T. (1988).  Henry, Fritz and friends. In B. Gannon (Ed), Today's child - tomorrow's adult, (pp.202-210).  Cape Town: National Association of Child Workers of South Africa.

Garfat, T. (1988).  Child care workers: catalysts for a future world. In B. Gannon (Ed), Today's child - tomorrow's adult, (pp. 171-179).  Cape Town: National Association of Child Care Workers of South Africa.

Garfat, T. (1988).  Child care education and training in North America. In B. Gannon (Ed) Today's child - tomorrow's adult, (pp.  13-22). Cape Town: National Association of Child Care Workers of South Africa.

Garfat, T. (1990). The involvement of family members as consumers in treatment programs for troubled children. In M. Krueger and N. Powell, (Eds.)  Choices in Caring (pp. 125-143).  Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America.

Garfat, T. (1991). I wonder what Fritz would say. In W. C. Morse (Ed.) Crisis Intervention in Residential Treatment: The Clinical Innovations of Fritz Redl, (pp.93-100). Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Press

Garfat, T. (2003).  The relational male:  Reflections on the role of men in Child and Youth Care Practice.  In N. McElwee & Ashling Jackson, (Eds.), Where Have All the Good Men Gone? (14-19).   Center for Child and Youth Care Learning: Athlone, Ireland.

Garfat, T.  (2004) Working with families: Developing a child and youth care approach. In T. Garfat                (ed.) A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families.  New York: Haworth Press, 7 – 38.

Garfat, T., McElwee, N. & Charles, G. (2006) Self in social care practice.  In N. McElwee & P. Share (Eds.).  An Irish Social Care Text.  Dublin, Ireland.

Charles, G., McElwee, N. & Garfat, T. (2006) A History of Child and Youth Care. In N. McElwee & P. Share (Eds.).  An Irish Social Care Text.  Dublin, Ireland.

 

Articles

Garfat, T. (1982).  Avoiding success and ensuring failure in working with unmotivated families, Journal of Child Care, 1(2), 77-81.

Garfat, T. (1987).  Words that have meaning: Reflection on the words of Dr. Fritz Redl.  Residential Treatment for  Children and Youth, 5(2), 5-12.

Garfat, T. (1988). The magic of children and youth. Child and Youth Care Quarterly, 17(2), 70-85.

Garfat, T. (1988). Dreams and visions, fantasies and fairytales. Journal of Child Care, 3(4), 58-62.

Garfat, T. (1988).  Chicamumblism: a new factor in child and youth care relationships. Journal of Child Care, 3(3), 59-64.

Garfat, T. (1989).  Today's child - tomorrow's adult. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 4(2), 5-10.

Garfat, T. (1990).  Kymarau and the magnificent multicoloured bird. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 4(5), 85-90.

Garfat, T. (1991). Getting what you want: suggestions for workers involved in unsatisfactory supervisory relationships. The Nova Administrator, 3(2), 19-21.

Garfat, T. (1991). Definitions of child and youth care: Responses to Billy's mother. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 5(1), 1-14.

Garfat, T. (1991). Kyrmaru and the landlord of the house of dreams. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 5(2), 59-63.

Garfat, T. (1992).  SET: a framework for supervision in child and youth care. The Nova Administrator, 4(1), 12-18.

Garfat, T. (1992). Child and youth care workers: catylists for a better future. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 8, 24-34.

Garfat, T. (1992). I wonder what Fritz would say? Residential Treatment For Children and Youth8(4), 93-100.

Garfat, T. (1992). Reflections on the journal entries of a residential hunter. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 7(3), 59-66.

Garfat, T. (1993). Saying hello.  Nova Child and Youth Care Administrator, Special Issue, (Ed) H. Maier. 5(1), 47-48.

Garfat, T. (1993). Listen to the silence: a demonstration of the multi-generational impact of Henry W. Maier.  Journal of Child and Youth Care. 8(2), 105-110.

Garfat, T.  (1993). Never alone: reflections on the presence of self and history in child and youth care work.  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 9, 35-43.

Garfat, T. (1994). Context and sandbars.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 9(1), 73-74.

Garfat, T. (1995).  A child and youth care interventive decision.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 10(3), 55-61.

Garfat, T. (1995).  The effective child and youth care intervention: A phenomenological inquiry.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation.  Victoria, BC: University of Victoria.

Garfat, T. (1998). The effective child and youth care intervention. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 12(1-2), 1-168.

Garfat, T. (2000). A common challenge. Child & Youth Care, Vol. 18 (8), 18-19.

Garfat, T. (2000). Footprints on the border of reality. CYC-ONLINE, Oct. No. 20.  www.cyc-net.org/cyconline

Garfat, T. (2001). Developmental stages of child and youth care workers: an interactional perspective.  CYC-ONLINE, January, No. 24.  www.cyc-net.org/cyconline

Garfat, T. (2001). Healthy homes. CYC-ONLINE, Jan. No 24. www.cyc-net.org/cyconline

Garfat, T. (2001). New Beginnings.  Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2(3), 31 - 35.

Garfat, T. (2002). “But That’s not what I meant,’’: Meaning-making in Foster Care. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 3(1), 113 - 124.

Garfat, T. (2003). Planning for a better tomorrow. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 4(1), 97 - 102.

Garfat, T. (2003) Four parts magic: the anatomy of a child and youth care intervention. Cyc On-Line. March 2003. http://www.cyc_net.org/cyc_online/cycol_0303_thom.html

Garfat, T. (2003). Emerging themes in residential child and youth care practice in North America.  Irish Journal of Applied Social Services. 4(2), 1-18.

Garfat, T.  (2004) Working with families: Developing a child and youth care approach. Child and Youth Services 25 (1-2), 7 – 38.

Garfat, T. (2004).  Meaning making and intervention in child and youth care practice.  Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care.  Feb/Mar, 9-16.

 

Co-authored articles

Garfat, T., Craig, I. & Joseph, C. (1988).  Reflections on being in care: a demonstration of youth empowerment. Child Care Quarterly, 18(1), 5-16.

Garfat, T. & Parry, P. (1988).  Youth empowerment: a conceptual frame. (Circulated, unpublished manuscript).

Ricks, F. & Garfat, T. (1989).  Working with Individuals and their Families: Considerations for Child and Youth Care Workers.  Journal of Child Care and Youth Care Work, 5(1), 63-70.

Garfat, T. & Newcomen, T. (1992). AS*IF: a model for child and youth care interventions.  Child and Youth Care Forum, 21(4), 277-285.

Hoelsher, K. & Garfat, T. (1992). Listen to the animals: pet therapy in residential treatment. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 7(3), 87-92.

Ricks, F. & Garfat, T. (1992). Correspondence on a feminist perspective in child and youth care.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 7(2), 75-94.

Garfat, T. & Ricks, F. (1995).  Self-driven ethical decision-making: A model for child and youth care workers.  Child and Youth Care Forum, 24(6), 393-404.

Garfat, T. & Anglin, J. (1996).  Towards a definition of education and training in child and youth care.  Child and Youth Care Leader, 7(1), 18-21.

Ricks, F. & Garfat, T. (1996).  Ethics training for child and youth care: A Canadian survey.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 11(4).

Garfat, T. & McElwee, N. (2001).  The changing role of family in child and youth care practice.  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work. 15. 236-248.

McElwee, N. & Garfat, T. (2003). What’s in a name? Exploring title designations in child and youth care in Ireland.  Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 4(1), 5-20.

Mann-Feder, V. & Garfat, T. (2006).  Leaving residential placement: A guide to intervention.  Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, 19(4), 66-72.

 

Twilight reflections

A regular column in Relational Child and Youth Care Practice (RCYCP)

Garfat, T. (2003).  Working with families in child and youth care. RCYCP 16(1), 35-38.

Garfat, T, (2003).  We aren’t as powerful as we think. 2003, RCYCP 16(2), 37-38.

Garfat, T. (2003).  Families are forever. RCYCP 16(3), 82-82.

Garfat, T. (2003).  Stand up a little straighter. RCYCP 16(4), 70-72.

Garfat, T. (2004).  The crumbling estate. RCYCP 17(1), 71-73.

Garfat, T. (2004).  Smart fish. RCYCP 17(2), 74-76.

Garfat, T. (2004).  Stories of influence RCYCP 17(3), 32-34

Garfat, T. (2004).  Which way to Paradise, RCYCP 17(4) 69-73

Garfat, T. (2005).  Meeting Carla.  RCYCP, 18(1), 51-53.

Garfat, T. (2005).  Men: Reflection in action, RCYCP, 18(2), 79-80.

Garfat, T. (2005).  The name game. RCYCP, 18(3), 22-24.

Garfat, T. (2006).  Sitting with Jason. RCYCP, 19(1), 43-56.

Garfat, T. (2006). Push, pull, dance. RCYCP, 19(2), 68-70.

Garfat, T. (2006).  Walnut Bob. RCYCP, 19(3), 24-26.

Garfat, T. (2006)    Then . . . and now. RCYCP, 19(4), 75-77.

 

Editorials: Journal of Child and Youth Care

Garfat, T. (1985). On the Integration of Technologies Into Child Care. Journal of Child Care, 2(4), vii-ix.

Garfat, T. (1989). Chasing rainbows for a definition. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 3(3), v-vii.

Garfat, T. (1989). Saying hello. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 4(2), v-viii.

Garfat, T. (1991). Footprints on the borders of reality. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 5(1), v-vii.

Garfat, T. (1991). Abuse is a personal issue. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 5(2), v-viii.

Garfat, T. (1991). Christmas in care.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 6(3), iii-v.

Garfat, T. (1992). Shifting experiences of self: separations and transitions in residential care. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 7(1), iii-iv.

Garfat, T. (1993). Voices that fit. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 8(2), v.

Garfat, T. (1993). On blind spots and blank spots. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 8(4), v-vii.

Garfat, T.  (1994).  Deciding when to quit.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 9(1), v-vi.   

Garfat, T. (1995).  A resource they can't cut.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 10(1), iv-v.

Garfat, T. (1995).  Everyday life opportunities for impactful child and youth care.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 10(2), v-viii.

Garfat, T. (1996).  Four to One: Youth Care.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 10(4), iv-vi

Garfat, T. (1997).  Some reflections on expressions and myths. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 11(3), iv-vii.

Garfat, T. (1998). On the fear of contact, the need for touch, and creating youth care contexts where touching is okay. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 12(3), iii-x.

Garfat, T. (1999). On reading about a child and youth care approach.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, 13(1), iii-v.

Garfat, T. (1999). Questions about self and relationship. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 13(2), iii-iv.

Garfat, T. (2000).  On the development of family work in residential programs. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 14(2), iii-vii.

Garfat, T. (2000).  On learning something new.  Journal of Child and Youth Care, Vol. 14 (3), ii-iv.

Garfat, T. (2001).  Congruence between supervision and practice.  Journal of Child and Youth Care.  15(2), iii-iv.

Garfat, T. (2001).  Stepping out.  Journal of Child and Youth Care.  Vol. 15(4), iii – vi.

 

Editorials: Relational Child and Youth Care Practice (formerly JCYC)

Garfat, T. (2003)  Committed to the relational.  RCYCP. 16(3), 1-3.

Garfat, T. (2004)  On invitations to relationship.  RCYCP.  17(2), 3-4.

Garfat, T. (2004). The healing journey. RCYCP 17(4), 3-5.

Garfat, T. (2005)  On the risks of outreach. RCYCP, 18(2), 3-6.

Garfat, T. (2005)  Looking forward with hope. RCYCP. 18(4), 3-4.

Garfat, T. (2006)  Go there. RCYCP, 19(2), 3-5.

Garfat, T. (2006)  Group care and treatment. RCYCP, 19(4), 3-4

 

 Editorials:  Cyc-Online (all available through www.cyc-net.org )

  •   The kids won’t notice. March 2007

  •   Finding gratefulness. Feb 2007

  •   Getting familiar. Jan 2007

  •   Who cares about that? Dec. 2006

  •   Isms.  Nov 2006

  •   Preventive action required. Oct 2006

  •   Therapeutic raindrops. Sept 2006

  •   The different sameness Aug 2006

  •   Missing the solstice.  July 2006

  •   Points off.  June 2006

  •   On being here and there. May 2006

  •   Waking up.  April 2006

  •   48 hours in Carberry. March 2006

  •   So what?  Feb. 2006.

  •   Left over notes to self.  Jan. 2006

  •   Which way to go.  Dec. 2005

  •   Integrated conversations.  Nov. 2005

  •   What do you take in your tea?  Oct. 2005

  •   An exceptional exception. Sept. 2005

  •   Today’s activity. July 2005

  •   Reflective CYC Practice. June 2005

  •   Listen to the silence. May 2005

  •   Guidance. April 2005

  •   Old books, new ideas.  March 2005

  •   Too little time Feb 2005

  •   Rituals of meaning.  December 2004

  •   Making memories.  November 2004

  •   Shoulds, woulds and otta-bes. Oct 2004

  •   On being a student  Sept. 2004

  •   Conferences August 2004

  •   Positive alternatives July 2004

  •   Sunset in the cage  June 2004

  •   On staying alive May 2004

  •   The geese fly by April 2004

  •   Discovering the territory March 2004

  •   Its not just about food Feb 2004

  •   Enjoying the walk Jan 2004

  •   Awake or asleep on the overnights Dec 2003

  •   Things stay the same and they change Nov 2003

  •   On taking the day off.  Oct 2003

  •   On the influence of previous experiences Sept. 2003

  •   Tired of emerging, August 2003

  •   Connections everywhere. July, 2003

  •   I wonder what its like to be her.  June 2003

  •   On being prepared. May 2003

  •   Significant moments April 2003

  •   A million words (with Brian Gannon) March 2003.

  •   The old and the new. February 2003

  •   Time for a resolution. January 2003.

  •   Dragging up a chair. December 2002

  •   Worth every penny. November 2002.

  •   Just being there.  October 2002.

  •   Doing with. Sept. 2002.

  •   Do you know what you are doing? Aug 2002

  •   Take a break. July 2002.

  •   All behaviour serves a purpose. May 2002

  •   Oh, that’s why. March 2002.

  •   Dreams of a new voyage. January 2002

  •   On being right and wrong Nov 2001

  •   Missing Mariela.  Sept 2001

  •   On restraint and dignity. July 2001.

  •   On knowing us. May 2001

  •   Watching normal. March 2001.

  •   On love, care and intentionality in child and youth care work. January 2001.

  •   On knowing CYC history Nov 2001

  •   Walking in. Oct 2000

  •   Do we know what we are doing?  Aug. 2000.

  •   Opportunities offered by child and youth care work. June, 2000.

  •   On being in charge.  March 2000

  •   New beginnings Dec 1999

  •   On Hanging-in. Oct. 1999

  •   On Hanging-in. Oct. 1999

  •  On hanging out (and hanging in). Sept., 1999

  •   Finding Family. July 1999

  •   The more we do nothing. May, 1999

  •   Frameworks. March 1999

 

 As at March 2007