Relational CYC Mentoring Course

This course is based on the article A Relational Approach to Mentoring Child and Youth Care Practitioners by van der Westhuizen and Garfat as published in CYC-Online issue 303. Van der Westhuizen and Garfat elaborates on Garfat’s groundbreaking research and work on Daily Life Events in child and youth care practice, to create a mentoring approach for child and youth care practitioners that is aligned with the principles of Relational CYC Practice. The approach is therefore the application of CYC theory to mentoring, rather than the use of a generic mentoring model to support CYC practitioners.

This course involves considerable self-study combined with facilitated workshop sessions and takes place over the course of about two months. It is facilitated online via Zoom and is approved by SACSSP for 24 CPD points for child and youth care practitioners.