The Child and Youth Care Association of New Brunswick represent professionals working in the field of Child
and Youth Care. As a member of the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations, we advocate
and promote excellence in the professional practice of Child and Youth Care.
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Definition of Child and Youth Care
Child and youth care practitioners work with children, youth and families with complex needs. They can be
found in a variety of settings such as group homes and residential treatment centres, hospitals and
community mental health clinics, community-based outreach and school-based programs, parent education
and family support programs, as well as in private practice and juvenile justice programs. Child and youth
care workers specialize in the development and implementation of therapeutic programs and planned
environments and the utilization of daily life events to facilitate change. At the core of all effective child and
youth care practice is a focus on the therapeutic relationship; the application of theory and research about
human growth and development to promote the optimal physical, psycho-social, spiritual, cognitive, and
emotional development of young people towards a healthy and productive adulthood; and a focus on
strengths and assets rather than pathology.
Scope of Practice
The practice of Child and Youth Care occurs within the context of therapeutic relationships with children and
youth who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Intervention takes place within the family, the community
and other social institutions, and centres on promoting emotional, social and behavioural change and
well-being within the context of daily living.
We strive for high quality of standards for those working with children, youth, and families. We are
dedicated to uniting all CYC practitioners with the common vision of enhancing the CYC profession in New
Brunswick, as well as ensuring the provision of quality services for children, youth, families and communities.
Demonstrate an investment in yourself and your profession and join the Child & Youth Care
Association of New Brunswick today.
A collaboration between the Child and Youth Care Association of New Brunswick and
the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations has resulted in bilingual
posters being created.
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Trevor Goodwin and Jacolyn Trites announced the next Canadian National Child and Youth
Care Conference to be held in Moncton, New Brunswick. The three Maritime provincial
associations are co-sponsoring the conference. Planning is moving ahead and you can go
to the website clicking on the icon to the right. You are invited to bookmark the site, follow
along and hopefully to find your way to the Maritimes and Moncton in the Fall of 2014.
Trevor Goodwin et Jacolyn Trites ont annoncé l'Enfant national canadien suivant(prochain)
et la Conférence d'Aide à l'enfance à être tenu dans Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick. Les trois
associations provinciales Maritimes co-parrainent la conférence. La planification se déplace
en avant et vous pouvez aller au site Web cliquant sur l'icône à droite. Vous êtes invités à
marquer le site, suivre le long et avec bon espoir trouver votre voie au Maritimes et Moncton
dans la Chute de 2014.