RE-IMAGINING CHILD AND YOUTH CARE PRACTICE WITH AFRICAN CANADIAN YOUTH

  • Beverly-Jean Daniel Ryerson University
  • Johanne Jean-Pierre Ryerson University

Abstract

This article is based on a plenary held during the Child & Youth Care in Action VI Conference: Moving Through Trails and Trials Toward Community Wellness, held in Victoria, British Columbia in April 2019. It explores how we can re-imagine child and youth care practice with African Canadian youth. This emerging paradigm aligns with child and youth care politicized praxis as well as trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches in the field’s literature. We highlight the importance of mobilizing critical and transformative theoretical frameworks along with an Africentric worldview to substantially support youth of African descent with a strengths-based approach. Moreover, the protective role of Black-affirming spaces is developed and articulated.

Author Biographies

Beverly-Jean Daniel, Ryerson University

Assistant Professor, School of Child and Youth Care

Johanne Jean-Pierre, Ryerson University

Assistant Professor, School of Child and Youth Care

Published
2020-04-06
Section
Articles