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2018 Annual Youth Worker Conference Call for Presenters

Co-presented by the ACRC and the WACYCP

 Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Junior Achievement Kohls Education Center
11111 W Liberty Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53224

The Wisconsin Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals (WACYCP) and Association of Child Residential Centers (ACRC) are accepting proposals for the 2018 Annual Youth Care Conference. The all-day conference will be held on Thursday June 14th at the JA Kohls Education Center in Milwaukee, WI. The theme of this year’s conference is “Greater Together: Intentional Collaboration”. It is being co-presented by both the WACYCP and ACRC.

We are seeking proposals in many topic areas. Each workshop should be 90 minutes long. Please specify if the workshop is aimed for an introductory, intermediate or advanced direct youth care worker. Workshops should be aimed at youth care workers who work with youth aged 7 to 24. Some suggested topic areas are:

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An Invitation to Learn and Share as a Member of FICE

FICE, the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF EDUCATIVE COMMUNITIES is an organization which focuses upon high risk populations (residential care, group homes, and street children.) Members from many cultures collaborate to make our world a better place for children, adolescents, and families. Members are involved at the local, national, and international realms. Sharing resources, collaborative group projects and programs, and various exchanges are central to FICE achieving its goals. It is possible to be involved locally and nationally through social media. ACYCP-FICE members have presented at the FICE Congresses (conferences) with great success. A key focus of FICE is involvement of youth. Each Congress has a collaborative program with/for youth where their voices are heard. It is possible to be involved at the local and national levels via social media. We encourage you as an ACYCP-FICE member to learn about FICE through the web site link on the ACYCP web site: (www.inernationalfedeationofeducativecommunities)

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FICE 2016 Congress Award

Veronika Scharer and Katerina Simeonova, leaders of the FICE 2016 Congress planning committee, were presented certificates and a Journal from ACYCP to express for their excellent support, expertise, and availability in accommodating our USA participants.








Believing Does Not Make It So!

Moving from Faith to Facts in the Message of Our Work

Lorraine E. Fox, Ph.D.

In these days of “Outcome Based Funding” and “Evidence-Based Practice”, those of us working with wounded, discouraged, demoralized, and vulnerable young people are challenged to find a way to talk concretely about our work and the results of our work.

We know what our task is, and that is to engage with children, young people and families in ways that lead to healing and better lives for those who have been abused and neglected, as well as for those who have hurt them.  And one of the evidence-based facts of abuse is that many, if not most, of adults who hurt children were children who were hurt.  This would make the basic principles of intervention the same for both the children and their families.

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Youth Work in the U.S.:

Jennifer Brooker MYHEM, M.Ed.
A Survey of In-house Professional Knowledge

Jennifer Brooker MYHEM, M.Ed.
RMIT University, Australia

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, 80 CYC practitioners were accompanied by family and friends, as they boarded the Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Sea to attend the Triennial All-Journey Leadership Symposium on the Sea / Smart Talk Conference.   Sailing to Honduras, Belize and Mexico, all of the attendees were current or past participants in one of the Journey Fellowship’s professional development Fellowship programs since 2002.  

With its center in Indiana, the Journey hosts professional development programs for aspiring students and practicing professionals, wherever they are in their vocational journey, to begin or renew their careers in youth development.  Providing year-long programs, which includes four retreats throughout the year, the professional development is for CYC executives, students, new professionals and navigators or ambassadors - those committed to promoting the CYC practice and core competencies in Indiana.  Each cohort participates in “… a variety of programs that seek to support the renewal and professionalization of current and prospective youth workers in Indiana and around the country since its inception in 2002” (The Journey Online 2015).  

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Save the Dates!

Thank a Youth Worker Day
Thursday, May 10th, 2018

2018 Annual Youth Worker Conference
Thursday, June 14th, 2018, Milwaukee, WI

You Can Now Join ACYCP On-line!

Yes, we offer on-line registration and renewals with payment through PayPal.  To join ACYCP, follow the membership link.

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FICE 2017

The Journal of Child and Youth Care Work
Volume 25: Trauma Informed Practice

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   Our journal is availabe for purchase online!


The International Child & Youthcare Network (CYC-Net) is a registered non-profit and public benefit
organisation in South Africa (031-323-NPO, PBO 930015296), running in terms of its own Constitution.