James Freeman, MA, CYC-P is the director of training at Casa Pacifica
Centers for Children and Familes in southern California. He has over two
decades of direct experience in out-of-school, education, family camping,
residential, and community based programs and has served as an international
child and youth care consultant with a background in organizational
development and support to marginalized children and families. He holds a
masters degree in organizational leadership and is pursuing a docorate in
education with an emphasis on organizational development. James has authored

James has authored or co-authored dozens of chapters or articles on relational child and youth
care. He is co-editor of CYC-Net (www.cyc-net.org) and on the editorial
board for the journal of Relational Chilld and Youth Care Practice
(www.rcycp.org). He is the current president of the Child and Youth Care
Certification Board, executive committee member for the Association of
Children’s Residential Centers, and on the board of governors for the
International Child and Youth Care Network. Most importantly he is the

Most importantly he is the father of three wonderful children with his partner Julie and lives in
southern California. As a trainer for the Academy for Competent Youth Work
he has trained child and youth care workers across the United States,
Canada, South Africa, Scotland, and beyond. He can be reached at
jfreeman@casapacifica.org or james@cyc.net.org.