"Re-imagining child and youth care practice with African Canadian youth" in International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies
This article is based on a plenary held during the Child & Youth Care in Action VI Conference: Moving Through Trails and Trials Toward Community Wellness, held in Victoria, British Columbia in April 2019. It explores how we can re-imagine child and youth care practice with African Canadian youth. This emerging paradigm aligns with child and youth care politicized praxis as well as trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches in the field’s literature. We highlight the importance of mobilizing critical and transformative theoretical frameworks along with an Africentric worldview to substantially support youth of African descent with a strengths-based approach. Moreover, the protective role of Black-affirming spaces is developed and articulated.
Beverly-Jean Daniel is an Assistant Professor in Ryerson University’s School of Child and Youth Care. Her areas of expertise include anti-Black racism; race-based identity development in children and youth; social justice and equity in education; and anti-oppression and critical anti-racism practices in education.
Other publications from this author include:
- "But, I don't believe it's about race': Challenging fallacies of race and racism amongst early childhood educators in Ontario" in Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education (2019)
- Diversity, Justice and Community: The Canadian Context (2016)
- "Introduction: Children, Race, and Racism: Global Perspectives" in Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education, 4 (2) (2016)