Category: CYCABC

*Updated! Vikki Reynolds joins the Keynote Lineup for 2018 Conference

*Updated! Vikki Reynolds joins the Keynote Lineup for 2018 Conference

The Child and Youth Care Association of BC (CYCABC) is pleased to announce that acclaimed speaker, Vikki Reynolds (PhD Social Science, Tilburg University), will be joining us at the 2018 International & Canadian National CYC Conference as a keynote speaker.

Beloved trainer, speaker and consultant hailing from Vancouver, BC – Vikki lives and works on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish – (xʷməθkwəy̓əm [Musqueam], Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish], and Səl̓ílwətaʔ [Tsleil-Waututh] – nations).

Vicarious resistance: Inspiring HOPE as an ethical position

Vikki will differentiate Vicarious trauma & Burn Out from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we want to be useful to. We’ll look at our solidarity and ‘shouldering each other up’ in dark times immersed in mean spirited politics and neo-liberalism. Vikki will invite us to consider the transformations our work and the people we work alongside co-create. We’ll explore our relationship to a believed-in hope, and resisting charitable and patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that holds clients at the centre, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient…and that’s going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness…


Vikki’s Bio 

Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work & therapy. Vikki is a white settler of Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees and survivors of torture, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally on the subjects of resistance to ‘trauma’, ally work, justice-doing, a supervision of solidarity, ethics, and innovative group work. Vikki’s articles and keynotes are available free on her website: www.vikkireynolds.ca 


To learn more about the Transitions and Transformations Conference May 2-4th in Richmond BC and to register, check out the registration page 

2018 CYC Conference Info is here!

2018 CYC Conference Info is here!

 


The Child and Youth Care Association of British Columbia, along with the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Care Associations, invites you to join us for the 20th National and 12th Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference, on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples (Richmond, BC).

This conference will include 3 full convening days and an Educators’ Day filled with empowering opportunities to learn, share, network, and be inspired!


Lunch and Learn Feb. 17

Lunch and Learn Feb. 17

Join the Child and Youth Care Association of BC for a special ‘Brown Bag Lunch & Learn’ on Friday February 17th.

Creating Evidence Based Change Through a Trauma Informed Lens: Translating Principles into Practice

Sue Hunt, BA CYC will share her experience and learning from a recent research project and indepth service review of a local Provincial Organzation.

Self Care Toolkit

Experienced CYC Practitioner Maureen Thompson, BA CYC will share some wisdom about how to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. Recent events in her workplace highlighted the importance of this for herself and colleagues.

For tickets and more info, check out, please sign up through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-child-and-youth-care-association-of-bc-6731459669 

BC to Host 2018 CYC Conference

BC to Host 2018 CYC Conference

The CYCABC is pleased to announce from the 2016 Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference in Halifax, NS:Postcard 2-page-001

British Columbia will be hosting the 20th Canadian National Child and Youth Care Conference + 12th Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference in 2018

Transitions and Transformations: influencing change through relational practice. 

Proudly hosted by the Child and Youth Care Association of BC (www.cycabc.com).

More info to come in the following months including call for workshop proposals, accomodation info and more – stay tuned! 2018 Conference Event Page

An updated look for the web

An updated look for the web

While we continue to update the website, please send feedback directly to johnsonj@outlook.com (Web/Social)

We are working to update info for 2016, including a very special announcement to be made at the Canadian National CYC Conference taking place this week in Halifax.