A Qualitative Course-Based Inquiry into Child and Youth Care Students’ Insights Concerning the Theoretical Frameworks that Guide their Efforts to Form Meaningful Connections with Children, Youth, and Families

  • Jadyn Adams Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Shaelyn Korpach Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Payton O’Keefe Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Cheyanne Soetaert Bachelor of Child and Youth Care, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Gerard Bellefeuille Professor of Child and Youth Care, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Abstract

The purpose of this course-based inquiry was to gain insight into how child and youth care (CYC) students apply theoretical frameworks in their connection-building efforts with children and youth. A qualitative research design was chosen for the purpose of capturing the lived experiences of the CYC student participants. The findings presented in this study revealed three overarching themes: a) provides pathways of understanding, b) all about building trust, and c) feeling understood and accepted.

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Published
2022-01-31
How to Cite
Adams, J., Korpach, S., O’Keefe, P., Soetaert, C., & Bellefeuille, G. (2022). A Qualitative Course-Based Inquiry into Child and Youth Care Students’ Insights Concerning the Theoretical Frameworks that Guide their Efforts to Form Meaningful Connections with Children, Youth, and Families. Randwick International of Social Science Journal, 3(1), 184-188. https://doi.org/10.47175/rissj.v3i1.391