The six Child and Youth Care perspectives

Describe your understanding of the six Child and Youth Care perspectives and discuss how these influence you personally and professionally. • Identify at least ONE perspective that you find challenging (personally and professionally) when applying to child and youth care practice. Describe how you are challenged by this perspective and articulate a plan to improve in this area. Describe your understanding of three of the principles that guide CYC practice and discuss how these influence you personally and professionally. • Identify at least ONE principle that you find challenging (personally and professionally) when applying to child and youth care practice. Describe how you are challenged by this principle and articulate a plan t o improve in this area. • Demonstrate how you understand ALL six perspectives and your three chosen CYC principles in relation to the following case. In your response describe how the each of the six CYC perspectives and your three chosen principles influence (a) your understanding of the case, (b) the questions you have about the case and, ( c) your involvement in the case – what would you do? Case Scenario You are employed as a school based Child and Youth Care Worker with an inner – city high school in a large Canadian city. Part of your job includes running a weekly group for girls who have been identified by the school team as being ‘at – risk’. The group of eight girls has been meeting once a week for two months. During group sessions the girls participate in recreation and social activities. As the child and youth care worker you also facilitate group sessions on family life, peer relations and various topics that the girls bring to the group. You are growing particularly concerned about Emma who is a fourteen year old girl in your group that was referred to you because she struggles academically, is socially isolated and appears to have difficulty with personal hygiene. You have noticed that Emma does not attend the group regularly and is very quiet during group sessions. However, Emma has shared with the group a little bit about her struggle with keeping up in school, the way that teachers are ‘always hassling her’ and about living with her father and younger brother, who she often cares for when her dad is at work. During school – based team meetings concerns about Emma’s attendance at school, poor work habits and oppositional behavior towards teachers has been discussed. The school principal has requested a meeting with Emma and her father but her father has made no contact with the school. The school based team has asked you, as the Child and Youth Care worker, to ‘do something’ about Emma.

 

 

 

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