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The umbrella of boundaries, love, and grief

International Journal of Social Pedagogy

UCL Press

Love, grief, relational practice

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      While working in the life-space of children and youth it is hard to imagine an interaction that does not contain some level of caring or love that guides interventions and interactions while being governed by professional boundaries. Caring and love in practice requires a level of reflection that acts as a check to ensure these boundaries are adhered to. This article is a reflexive moment in an experienced Child and Youth Care Practitioner’s career when a youth who she had cared for was involved in a motor vehicle accident and died.

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        Child and Youth Care Faculty, Nova Scotia Community College Dartmouth, Nova Scotia , Canada
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        Michelle began working in Nova Scotia as a Child and Youth Care Worker in the summer of 1999 after graduation from Holland College in Prince Edward Island. Michelle gained experience in numerous programs and roles for HomeBridge Youth Society: long term and short-term programs, male and female, leadership positions, key/primary worker roles, programming coordinator, trainer, facilitator and mentor. Michelle also had the privilege to work with a number of Indigenous young people and their families on a contractual basis through youth support work, family support work, tutoring, and respite foster care. Michelle wanted to make a larger impact on the field of child and youth care and began to explore the possibility of teaching part time at Nova Scotia Community College in the Child and youth Care Program. Michelle is currently the lead Child and Youth Care Faculty at NSCC Waterfront Campus. Michelle returned to university, completed the Bachelor of Arts Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University earning the Senate Award for Highest Distinction.

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        International Journal of Social Pedagogy
        IJSP
        UCL Press (UK )
        2051-5804
        1 December 2016
        : 5
        : 1
        : 171-176
        10.14324/111.444.ijsp.2017.15
        Chalupa, M. (2016). The umbrella of boundaries, love, and grief. [Joint Special Issue, Love in Professional Practice]

        This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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