Instruction: For this paper choose one of the following sectors and produce a well-researched synthesis of the major professional issues specifically for the
discipline of Child and Youth Care Practice within that sector:
? Residential Care and Treatment
? Youth Justice
? Street Involvement and Youth Homelessness
? Aboriginal Youth Services
? In-Home Support Services and Family Work
The paper should respond the following types of questions (these are examples only):
? How are CYCs(child and youth care) involved in this sector?
? What are the issues with respect to training and pre-service qualifications?
? What are the issues with respect to boundaries, ethics, values, etc.?
? How is the relational approach of CYC practice reflected in this sector?
? What are some challenges faced by CYCs in this sector in terms of doing the work in accordance with CYC principles?
? What types of professional relationships are important for CYCs when working in this sector?
? What are the issues related to professional communication?
? What might be some issues related to power and to cultural and other forms of identity diversity?
Students are strongly encouraged to search for references that reflect a range of research methodologies, multiple geographic and cultural contexts as well as multiple
time frames (some material from previous decades/eras as well as some that is very recent).