Keywords:Learning activity, Child and youth care ethics, Ethics training
Using a sports metaphor (U.S. football), this learning activity provides specific examples pertaining to the five major responsibility domains of the Standards for Practice of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. Some of the examples illustrate constructive ways of adhering to the standards while others are questionable and may violate some of the standards.
Academy for Competent Youth Work (2015). Child and youth care: Foundations (3rd edition).
College Station, TX.L Academy for Competent Youth Work.
Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (2017). Standards for practice of North American
child and youth care practitioners. Retrieved from
Brophy-Herb, H., Stein, L. C. & Kostelnik, M. (1998). Ethical explorations: Highlighting ethics
in teacher training. Paper presented at the NAEYC Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario,
Curry, D., Qaqish, B., Carpenter-Williams, J., Eckles, F., Mattingly, M., Stuart, C., & Thomas,
D. (2009). A national certification exam for child and youth care workers: Preliminary
results of a validation study. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 22, 152-170.
Curry, D., Wentz, R., Brittain, C. and McCarragher, T. (2004). The code of ethics for training
and development professionals in human services: Case scenarios, and training
implications. Washington, D.C.: National Staff Development and Training Association of
the American Public Human Services Association.
Feeney, S., Freeman, N. K., & Moravcik, E. (2000). Teaching the NAEYC code of ethical
conduct: Activity sourcebook. Washington, DC. National Association for the Education
of Young Children.
Hill, A.L. (1999). Counselor educators’ perceptions and practices related to ethics education in
counselor education: A survey. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Kent State
University Graduate School of Education.
Mann-Feder, V. R. (in press). Introduction. In V.R. Mann-Feder (Ed.), Doing ethics in child and
youth care: A North American reader. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2023 Dale Curry
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all digital objects that may result in subsequent electronic publication or distribution.
- Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work.
- The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License or its equivalent, which, for the avoidance of doubt, allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions:
- Attribution—other users must attribute the Work in the manner specified by the author as indicated on the journal Web site;
- The Author is able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the nonexclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the Work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), as long as there is provided in the document an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post online a prepublication manuscript (but not the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work) in institutional repositories or on their Websites prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work. Any such posting made before acceptance and publication of the Work shall be updated upon publication to include a reference to the Publisher-assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and a link to the online abstract for the final published Work in the Journal.
- Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use.
- The Author represents and warrants that:
- the Work is the Author’s original work;
- the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party;
- the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher;
- the Work has not previously been published;
- the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and
- the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter.
- The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained in Paragraph 6 above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content.
- The Author agrees to digitally sign the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version of the Work.