Child and Youth Care

Background Information | Books and E-Resources | Article Databases | Journals | Websites | Research and Writing Guides

Background Information

These select sources are intended to give the reader a general overview of aspects of Child and Youth Care. Please check the Library catalogue or browse the shelves for more print resources specific to your topic.

For more information, you may want to see the Selkirk College Classroom and Community Support Worker subject guide, the Early Childhood Care and Education subject guide, and the Social Service Worker subject guide.

General Works

  • Exploring Child Development HQ 767.9 F33 2003
  • Infants, Children and Adolescents WS 105 B47 2002
  • Theories of Human Development: A Comparative Approach BF 713 G74 2002

Encyclopedias and Handbooks


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Books and E-Resources

The Selkirk College Library has many books, e-books, and streaming videos on the subject of Child and Youth Care. When searching the library catalogue, it may be useful to start with search terms such as:

  • Adolescents
  • Child abuse
  • Child development
  • Child psychology
  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Foster care
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Social work

When browsing the library shelves, remember that the Child and Youth Care materials will be in a variety of locations. You may want to browse these sections for books on child and youth psychology, child care, health, education, and more.

  • BF 712 - BF 724.84: Developmental psychology
  • HQ 755.7 - HQ 799.2: Parenting / Family life / Child development
  • HV 697 - HV 1441: Protection and assistance for families, children and youths
  • HV 9051 - HV 9230.7: Juvenile offenders / Juvenile delinquency
  • WS 1 - WS 463: Child and adolescent health / Pediatrics / Psychiatry

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Article Databases

Search article databases to find journal & magazine articles.  Recommended databases include:

More databases can be found at:  Research databases > Social sciences

A complete list of databases can be accessed from our homepage:  FIND > Research Databases

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These are just a few of the Child and Youth Care-related journals that you can access online or through Selkirk College Library. Click on the links to find out where you can access these journals.

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There are many resources available online to aid you in your learning and research. You can also find links below to government agencies and professional associations

Research and Writing Guides

Research and writing guides are available in the library for you to use during every stage of the research and writing process. Take a look if you want to improve your research, reading, and writing skills.