How our worlds have changed. From the global perspective, to our own little spaces, in the corners of our cities and towns, and villages….society as a whole has stumbled and tripped as they have been shoved from pre-internet times to NOW……and still…..many feel themselves yearning for the past, find themselves preparing desperately for the future, and have absolutely no time to be conscious in the present, the now….this very minute.
To give you an idea of how the field of Child and Youth Work is working to shift and adjust to the changing needs of young people and their families, please visit the following link to “Youth Work, Early Education and Psychology, Liminal Encounters“, which examines how current relationships between the professionals and systems which our children and youth are currently a part of, have changed dramatically over the 21st century, and continue to do so.
I was connected to co-editor and contributing writer to the publication, Hans Skott-Myhre, through the CYC-net, which is an online resource connecting Child and Youth professionals and students to a network of information, discussion and support. After putting a call out via the CYC-net, for people to also join a Facebook group I created, the International Child and Youth/Social Workers Collaborative, Hans joined and has been a long distance source of support, encouragement and connection.
Working to show just how realistic it is to expect to be connected to internationally renowned resources, supports and interventions, I, along with CYC’s and professionals like Hans, and many others, hope to be the links for your family or individuals in need of direction and support. Despite the drastic changes and issues that have arisen due to the internet age, we are taking complete advantage of the benefits which can come from instant connections.
Read on for contact information as well as to learn more about Hans and co-authors Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw & Kathleen S.G. Skott-Myhre…
Hans Skott-Myhre is an associate professor at Kennesaw State University in Social Work and Human Services. He spent nearly 25 years as a youth worker before retiring into academia. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw is a professor in the Child and Youth Care Dept at the University of Victoria. Her work is with radical and innovative approaches to childhood education. Kathleen S.G. Skott-Myhre is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at the University of West Georgia. She worked with street engaged young people and now teaches and writes as a critical feminist psychologist. The authors can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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