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The World is Waiting for YOU!
In Newfoundland & Labrador


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From June 25-28, 2013 the first ever Child and Youth Care World Conference, Connecting at the Crossroads, will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – home of Icebergs, Whales, Puffins, great people and great times!

This World CYC conference is being hosted by the Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador in collaboration with the International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net). The Child and Youth Care World Conference will bring together professionals from around the world connecting across geography – who provide care, education and treatment for vulnerable children, youth and families. It will offer world class educational, training and networking opportunities for child and youth care workers, social workers, foster parents, teachers, guidance counselors, therapists, outreach workers, administrators, managers, psychiatrists, researchers and related child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice practitioners and those who support them – connecting across disciplines. It will bring together elders, current leaders and new practitioners – connecting across generations – and front-line workers, educators, managers, trainers, and researchers – connecting across practice domains.

In the aviation world, Newfoundland has historically been referred to as the “crossroads of the world.” This distinction is a direct result of the province’s strategic geographic location as a gateway between two of the world’s largest trading partners – North America and Europe. It is fitting, therefore, that this would be the location of the first Child and Youth Care World Conference. The connecting of child and youth care practitioners from across the globe also represents a crossroads in the field, an opportunity to move forward in a more unified and united manner. Together we will influence the direction from today to tomorrow for vulnerable children, youth and families.

If we, who work with troubled, disadvantaged and hurting children and families, are to be a force for change in the World, we will only do so if we are connected and united. This is the opportunity to begin a global connection for healing, emanating from our field. Together we can impact the World. Come and join us in this effort to Connect at the Crossroads between ‘what is’ and ‘what might be’.

Come to the World - connect, learn, share, enjoy and stay for a visit after this tremendous coming together at the crossroads.

Heather, Thom, CYCANL & CYC-Net