Journal of Child and Youth Care Work 2021-03-30T14:36:26-04:00 Journal of Child and Youth Care Work Team Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Journal Update</strong>: Currently the first 25 issues of the <em>Journal for Child and Youth Care Work</em> are being prepared to be uploaded to this site.&nbsp; Please be patient as we enter all of the data.&nbsp; We hope to get the articles that we have received loaded onto this site by August 2019 so please check back then. (June 8, 2019)</p> <p><strong>Welcome to the<em> Journal of the Child and Youth Work</em>&nbsp;(JCYCW)</strong>, an open-source, peer-reviewed, yearly online publication. JCYCW is the official journal of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) whose mission is to engage practitioners in building the child and&nbsp;youth care profession through collaborative partnerships, promoting innovative training and education, shaping public policy and informing developmental practice through research and scholarship.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Experiential Teaching and Learning in Child and Youth Care Work 2021-03-30T13:25:45-04:00 Varda R. Mann-Feder Elizabeth Fast Stephanie Hovington Patti Ranahan <p>The Graduate Diploma in Youth Work is in its fifth year at Concordia University in Montreal. &nbsp;In a department committed to experiential teaching and the training of practitioners, a large focus of the program is to immerse students in experiences that prepare them for engaging in reflexive and theoretically informed approaches to practice. The purpose of this article will be to&nbsp;illustrate&nbsp;our program model through four learning activities that are representative of our&nbsp;unique approach to youth worker education. An additional focus will be the ways in which our model and these activities align with the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice competencies.</p> <p>A model of integrative youth work education was developed in 2015 by Ranahan, Blanchet-Cohen and Mann-Feder to form the basis for an advanced Graduate Diploma in youth work in Montreal, Quebec (Concordia University, n.d.). The purpose of this article is to share four structured experiential learning activities that illustrate this model. Prior to describing the activities, an overview of our approach to integrative youth work will be provided, along with a discussion of how it aligns with the competencies for practice developed by the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) (Association for Child and Youth Care Practice, 2010).</p> <p>An erratum for this article has been publishd at <span class="label">DOI:&nbsp;</span><span class="value"><a href=""></a>.</span></p> 2020-12-09T12:29:54-05:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Varda Mann-Feder Perceptions of Mentors and Mentees in School-based Cross-Age Peer Mentoring in a Low-income Rural Community 2020-12-09T16:36:24-05:00 Donna Marie San Antonio Jeff Martel Cindy Weisbart <p>Cross-age peer mentoring programs are not always effective, and some researchers have questioned the effectiveness of this model.&nbsp; In this article, we use evaluation data to describe a project that has been going for twenty years.&nbsp; The project enrolls high school students as mentors to struggling elementary school students.&nbsp; The article reviews the current literature and details the perceptions of mentors and mentees regarding relational and academic benefits and disappointments.&nbsp; Both mentors and mentees report that the project gave them purpose, motivation, and a sense of belonging in the school and community.&nbsp; They also describe frustrations and regrets.&nbsp; Some findings echo previous studies; however, by presenting a twenty-year retrospective, and including mentor and mentee voices, the article provides a unique contribution to the field.&nbsp; The article provides an appendix with resources and recommendations for effective practices to those seeking to implement such a program.</p> 2020-12-09T12:34:33-05:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Donna Marie San Antonio, Jeff Martel, Cindy Weisbart Erratum to Mann-Feder, V. (2020). Experiential Teaching and Learning in Child and Youth Care Work: An Integrative Approach to Graduate Education. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 26. 2021-03-30T14:36:26-04:00 Dale Curry <p class="AbstractParagraph"><a name="_Hlk1640810"></a>In the article “Experiential teaching and learning in Child and Youth Care Work: An integrative approach to graduate education” (DOI 10.5195/jcycw.2020.5), co-authors were omitted. The authors are Varda R. Mann-Feder, Elizabeth Fast, Stephanie Hovington, and Patti Ranahan. The online version has been updated to reflect this change.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2021-03-30T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dale Curry