Child and Youth Care at the Borders: Where Inside and Outside MeetRelational Child & Youth Care Practice (2014)
This article presents the authors' reflections on conversations with Connecting at the Crossroads: CYC World Conference 2013 delegates about the tensions and potential of being a CYC practitioner in the context of larger cultural, professional, and institutional forces that affect the identity and practice of our field. The dichotomy of insider/outsider is used to explore the multiplicity of perceptions of CYC identity and professionalization. What became clear is that there are no easy answers. The concept of borders is introduced to trouble the insider/outsider dichotomy. Accepting the ambiguity of CYC practice allows us to consider the possibility of a third space -- a place to bring together divergent views in new and exciting ways.
- Child welfare
Publication DateWinter 2014
Citation InformationCatherine Hedlin and Ben Anderson-Nathe. "Child and Youth Care at the Borders: Where Inside and Outside Meet" Relational Child & Youth Care Practice Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2014) p. 82 - 86
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ben_anderson-nathe/27/