Transforming Child and Youth Care

Telling the Story

Documentation for Child and Youth Care Workers

Created by

Frank Eckles

Frank splits his time between his role as Past President of the national Child and Youth Care Certification Board and facilitating growth for the hundreds of CYCs who engage in learning programs offered by the Academy for Competent Youth Work.  Frank is the Academy’s Executive Director, author of the Child and Youth Care: Basic Course, and co-author of the Youth Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors for Healthy Development and Well-Being training. He is also currently developing sailing and group programs for young people in transition aboard his 42’ sailboat Heart-to-Heart as part of the newly formed Ready about…Changing Courses. Frank believes that each of us has a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. What better way to do this than spending your time supporting the young people who become our next generation and the CYC practitioners who serve them?