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  The Youth Work Learning Center offers numerous publications in the area of child and youth care for purchase. Please browse for a publication of your interest.
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  Images of ThoughtIMAGES OF THOUGHT
$15.00

"Images of Thought pushes us into the metaphorical world of post modern storytelling, the role of politics, art and culture in shaping the human condition are exposed. Breaking tiles, meeting an old friend and expressing his anger at the corporate beast are all part of Krueger's imagery; it is the everyday unfolding everywhere"
     Kiaras Gharabaghi, Ryerson University, Toronto

"Mark Krueger's offering is a crucial reminder of the soul of the work to which he and his readers are so committed ... a brilliant example of 'not trying to prove, only to show'."
     Janet Newbury, BC Canada

"At once both a historical teaching text and a literary work ... like our field, it dances with other."
     Thom Garfat

"A powerful explanation of the complexity involved in doing youthwork well. There is something here for the new practitioner needing straightforward explanations, and a rich vein to mine for mature professionals who want to reflect deeply."
     Jack Phelan, Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton.

Mark Krueger, PhD is a professor of youth work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 
  Careless To Caring For Troubled YouthCARELESS TO CARING FOR TROUBLED YOUTH
A Caregiver's Inside View of the Youth Care System
$9.95

In his third book about child and youth care, Mark Krueger presents a revolutionary approach for improving the quality of care for our nation's troubled youth. He proposes that we reallocate resources and change our attitudes to support caregivers - child and youth care workers, house-parents, and parents - who spend the most time caring for troubled youth, before we can have a viable system for helping thousands of youth with special problems and needs. Unlike other authors, his alternative is not based on distant information and assessments, because he was there, on-the-line, as a child and youth care worker for eleven years. This experience allows him to give the inside view that is missing from other books and to support his arguments with vivid firsthand descriptions of problems and solutions. This book will be of interest to anyone who cares for troubled youth or who has entrusted the care of troubled youths into the hands of others.

 
  Intervention Techniques For Child/Youth Care WorkersINTERVENTION TECHNIQUES FOR CHILD/YOUTH CARE WORKERS
$9.95

Intervention Techniques for Child/Youth Care Workers is extremely popular among child and youth care workers throughout the United States and Canada. This is the first written by a practicing child/youth care worker and contains easy step-by-step classroom and self-instruction. The fact that the author has "been there" makes the book even more practical and relevant for child care workers, home and community service workers, teachers, administrators, and instructors.

 
  NexusNEXUS
$9.95

Youth Work with at-risk youths is largely existential, experiential, and developmental. It takes place in the here and now as workers use their experience and knowledge of human development to weave as much care, learning, and counseling as possible into their daily interactions. Each interaction and/or moment has tremendous potential. A worker putting his hand on a youth's shoulder and leading the way out the door. A worker sitting quietly on a couch reading with a youth. A group of youths running together. A smile. A conversation. A crisis.

When it goes well, youth workers and youths are in sync with each other's rhythms for trusting and growing. They are present and acting with purpose. At other times, youth work is a struggle. A gut-wrenching, frightening struggle that takes courage and desire to resolve.

In this book, youth work theories, techniques, and themes are described within the context of a twenty-four hour period at an agency with several community and group care programs for at-risk teenagers. My hope is that it will provide a forum for learning and reaffirming many of the central actions and attitudes in effective youth work practice.

 
  Youth Work Resources: Interactive Youth Work PracticeYOUTH WORK RESOURCES:
INTERACTIVE YOUTH WORK PRACTICE

$16.95

Through essays, practice examples, and a curriculum outline, Interactive Youth Work Practice promotes the theory that youth develop in moments and interactions. These moments and interactions are enhanced when workers have the capacity to guide, teach, learn, and be with youth, with sensitivity to their developmental capacities and readiness for growth and the multiple contexts within which interactions take place. Youth work is viewed as a shared journey, workers and youth going through the day, learning and growing together!

 
  Buckets - Sketches From A Youth Worker's LogbookBUCKETS
SKETCHES FROM A YOUTH WORKER'S LOGBOOK

$9.95

A collection of 11 short stories, this book is an entertaining account of child/youth care workers on the job. A perfect companion to classroom material, it is also an excellent inservice training resource for child/youth care workers who want more than a textbook.

 
  In MotionIN MOTION
$9.95

Highmount Group Home for troubled boys is closing and Rick Hayward, a 15-year-old, decides to take matters in his own hands. He has 30 days to find a home and only his own streetwise creativity with which to do it. Meanwhile his youth workers, Nora, Bob, and Ted, try to regain his trust.

In Motion is a story about adolescence, separation, people who keep caring under adverse conditions, and most of all the amazing capacity for survival that can be found in many troubled and abused youth.

 
  Job Satisfaction For Child And Youth Care WorkersJOB SATISFACTION FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS
$14.95

Job satisfaction may be defined in several ways. It is, for instance, a feeling of fulfillment associated with working. It is also an attitude about various facets of a job, such as working conditions, supervision, decision making, etc.

Job satisfaction and competence are often interwoven. People who are satisfied tend to perform better. They also tend to stay longer at their agencies. Job satisfaction in child and youth care is crucial because at-risk children and families need competent, enthusiastic workers can be depended on.

In this new third edition, job satisfaction is viewed from five interwoven perspectives. The premise is that job satisfaction comes from many personal sources and is nourished by supportive agency practices, daily interactions, and long-term goals.

 
  FloatingFLOATING
$9.95

Floating is novel about child and youth care work. The story is focused on the relationship between a youth worker, Kent, and a teenage boy, Daniel. The book attempts to portray teamwork and group work as it occurs in a residential treatment center.

It has been widely read by child and youth care professionals and used as a central text at universities that teach child and youth care. Movie rights have been obtained by a producer.

 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 4Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 4
Individual (U.S.): $10
Institutional (U.S.): $20
Individual (International): $12
Institutional (International): $24
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 5Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 5
Individual (U.S.): $10
Institutional (U.S.): $20
Individual (International): $12
Institutional (International): $24
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 6Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 6
Individual (U.S.): $10
Institutional (U.S.): $20
Individual (International): $12
Institutional (International): $24
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 7Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 7
Individual (U.S.): $10
Institutional (U.S.): $20
Individual (International): $12
Institutional (International): $24
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 9Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 9
Individual (U.S.): $10
Institutional (U.S.): $20
Individual (International): $12
Institutional (International): $24
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 11Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 11
LIMITED SUPPLY Special Edition: from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Individual (U.S.): $15
Institutional (U.S.): $30
Individual (International): $18
Institutional (International): $36
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 12Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 12
Individual (U.S.): $15
Institutional (U.S.): $30
Individual (International): $18
Institutional (International): $36
 
  Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 14Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, Vol. 14
Individual (U.S.): $15
Institutional (U.S.): $40
Individual (International): $25
Institutional (International): $50
 
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