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ACYCP 40 years v4 01Our Mission:

ACYCP's  mission is to engage practitioners in building the child and youth care profession.  We build collaborative partnerships, promote innovative training and education, shape public policy, and inform developmental practice through research and scholarship.

Our Vision:

We envision a society which recognizes, understands, and supports the essential role of child and youth care work in ensuring the well-being and success of children, youth, and families.  ACYCP  aspires to excel as an influential and innovative organization advancing child and youth care practice throughout the profession.

Donate to the ACYCP

Please consider a donation to the ACYCP. You can donate on behalf of yourself, in honor of someone, or donate on someone else's behalf - your choice! You can send your donation check to: OR PAY ONLINE (below)

PO Box 510423
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Call for Papers

The Journal of Child and Youth Care Work
Call for Papers - Special Theme Issue

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Resolution on Immigrant Children

 The United States government's policy to separate children from immigrant families as a coercive practice to deter illegal immigration is in violation of the Code of Ethics as outlined in the Standards for Practice of North American Child and Youth Care Professionals as well as the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Please read more here.

Martha Mattingly Scholarship: Tributes to Martha

Celebrating a Pioneer in Our Profession: the legacy of DR. MARTHA MATTINGLY
Power point presentation made to the First World CYC Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland/Labrador by the MMF Committee June 25, 2013.

Snapshot of Martha
Written by Dr. Karen VanderVen to commemorate Martha’s work upon her death in 2013.

In Memoriam
Published in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education News, Fall/Winter 2013-14.

Martha Mattingly: A Life To Celebrate And Legacy To Implement
Published in WEB Magazine.


Urgent Call for Action

Call for Action:

ACYCP calls the US government to urgently ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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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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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.