When people set out to qualify in youth work they do not anticipate that it's about managing themselves; aims, intentions and outcomes; programmes and projects; case work; educational experiences and environments; budgets; volunteers and staff; and young people's development.
The purpose of this volume is to compile and publicise the best current thinking about training and professional development for youth workers. School age youth spend far more of their time outside of school than inside of school.
The goal of this book is to describe the concept of "Mental Toughness" in such a way that the reader understands the concept and understands how it relates to the development of young people of all ages, whether they are in education or engage in extra-curricular activity.
The voices of grassroots youth workers are rarely heard in policy, research or public debate. This book paints a picture of passionate practitioners who build meaningful relationships with marginalised young people, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives.
The definitive reference on youth mentoring, the Handbook of Youth Mentoring is a state-of-the art compilation of the research, practice and application of best practices in the field of youth mentoring. The First Edition won the award by SRA for the best edited book, and the new edition, aims to increase its focus on practical application and implementation of best practices. The new edition of the handbook will include several new chapters on emerging areas of research and practice, including ...
Teachers play a pivotal role in the lives of adolescents. They are given the responsibility to education young people to live as active, informed and engaged members of society. In aspiring to this vision, teachers are mentors and role models; collaborators and guides; disciplinarians and managers; assessors and designers.
400+ video clips! Earn up to 65 CME/CEU Credits in medicine, nursing, health education, counseling or social work! This groundbreaking multimedia resource embodies the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.
This book draws on the findings of a two-year European research project to offer answers to the 'problem' of how to respond to violence involving young people that continues to challenge youth workers and policy makers.
This is a book for social workers working within the youth justice system; a highly demanding area of practice that requires a depth of knowledge and skill. All Youth Offending Teams are required to employ a social worker, yet it is often a challenge to find space within youth justice practice to uphold social work values. This practical book demonstrates how practitioners can work in creative, ethical and reflective ways within Youth Offending Teams.
With Children and Youth provides a snapshot of emerging theories and perspectives in the field of child and youth care across North America. Well-known scholars and researchers present new and innovative critical perspectives, written in a provocative manner and reflecting outside-the-box thinking. The book examines from scholarly and practical viewpoints the purpose of child and youth care practice, relational practice, post-modern approaches to thinking about theory and practice, and new and innovative thinking about the professionalization and accreditation of the discipline itself.
In the child welfare system some youth do well in their lives, but far too many do not experience positive outcomes by the time they are leaving government services. The youth often feel marginalized and that they were not involved in decisions about their own lives, leaving them with a sense of hopelessness and helplessness.
Youth Comprehensive Risk Assessment: A Clinically Tested Approach for Helping Professionals presents a complete youth risk assessment and treatment program based on Dr. Ken Coll's 20 plus years of research on assessing and treating at-risk youth. In this book, helping professionals will find not only a wide range of succinct and easy-to-use assessments, but also proven helpful, highly specific approaches and treatment strategies.
Professional practice is at the heart of youth work training but integrating the theory learned in class with the reality of placements can sometimes require extra support. This comprehensive textbook is designed to help students working with young people become competent and ethical practitioners, able to reflect on their learning and interventions in young people's lives.
Ethics is a vital issue for youth workers. Youth work projects are often established to encourage an ethical purpose among young people and this book helps youth workers to think about ways of developing ethical reflection in young people. It considers the establishment of organisations, by neighbourhoods and networks, to express an ethical purpose among young people.
A contemporary reflection on current practice, this book gets to the heart of what 'youth work' is about. It provides an in-depth overview and analysis of practice, addressing the many experiences of working with young people through insightful chapters written by practitioners themselves.
Youth Work Process and Practice provides an overview of the central concerns in youth work today, exploring what youth work actually consists in and developing an authentic theoretical framework for practice.
Guide 02 in Good practice toolkit. "This guide is designed to assist Queensland-based youth AOD workers to better understand and negotiate the complex interplay of ethical, legal and organisational considerations in their practice." - website
Guide 03 in Good practice series. "This guide canvasses the main practice apporaches utilised by workers who engage with young people experiencing problematic AOD use whilst exploring the many and varied challenges associated with this type of work." - website