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Project Outreach

Since its founding as the National Association for Child & Youth Care Association, Inc. in the late 1970s, the Association for Child & Youth Care Practice, Inc. Board has been committed to promoting and encouraging the development of state or regional child and youth care associations and organizations.
Child and youth care associations are not unions; rather they are organizations committed to improving and promoting the field of child and youth care work.  State child and youth care organizations such as the ones in Texas, Ohio, and Wisconsin provide leadership, training, and advocacy for its members, the field, and the youth they serve.
At present, ACYCP and its Board are working with child and youth care professionals in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Maine, Iowa, Illinois, New Mexico, and Arizona  in the establishment of  professional associations.

How We Can Help

Our Board is comprised of leaders in the field of child and youth care work.  All are willing to assist in answering questions regarding child & youth care and offer guidance in the development of a child and youth care association. Please feel free to contact us at  for details.


If you are interested in forming a state or regional child and youth care association, please download  (PDF) and read our "How To"  Handbook.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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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   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.