What is Youth Work

What is Youth Work

With the proposed development of the ′youth professional′ and the consolidation of graduate professional qualifications, this is an important time for youth work.

Author: Janet R Batsleer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844456986

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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With the proposed development of the 'youth professional' and the consolidation of graduate professional qualifications, this is an important time for youth work. This book sets out the current state of debate about youth work for those considering, or about to embark on, a degree course. Contemporary debates in youth work are explored, and help to give students a sense of its history and its future contribution. By combining the experience of its editors and the contemporaneous experience of the voices of contributors, this book provides an excellent introduction to work as a youth worker in the twenty-first century.
Categories: Social Science

Youth Work Practice

Youth Work Practice

This successor text, Youth Work Practice is its equal in providing an intriguing update for all those studying or working with young people.

Author: Tony Jeffs

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137039941

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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As a contemporary reflection on current practice, this book tackles the diversity of what 'youth work' means and the challenging yet rewarding job that it is. It offers a meaningful insight into the everyday experiences of a youth worker, written by practitioners themselves. In a clear conversational style, the text analyses the many aspects of youth work, including activities, group life, making conversation and mentoring, alongside practical guidance to advise on working with today's young people. Jeffs and Smith's previous book, Youth Work (1988), was a seminal text on working with young people. This successor text, Youth Work Practice is its equal in providing an intriguing update for all those studying or working with young people.
Categories: Social Science

The Changing Landscape of Youth Work

The Changing Landscape of Youth Work

The purpose of this book is to compile and publicize 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.

Author: Kristen M. Pozzoboni

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681235653

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 382

The purpose of this book is to compile and publicize 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 United States boasts a rich and vibrant ecosystem of Out?of?School Time programs and funders, ranging from grassroots neighborhood centers to national Boys and Girls Clubs. The research community, too, has produced some scientific consensus about defining features of high quality youth development settings and the importance of after?school and informal programs for youth. But we know far less about the people who provide support, guidance, and mentoring to youth in these settings. What do youth workers do? What kinds of training, certification, and job security do they have? Unlike K?12 classroom teaching, a profession with longstanding – if contested – legitimacy and recognition, “youth work” does not call forth familiar imagery or cultural narratives. Ask someone what a youth worker does and they are just as likely to think you are talking about a young person working at her first job as they are to think you mean a young adult who works with youth. This absence of shared archetypes or mental models is matched by a shortage of policies or professional associations that clearly define youth work and assume responsibility for training and preparation. This is a problem because the functions performed by youth workers outside of school are critical for positive youth development, especially in our current context governed by widening income inequality. The US has seen a decline in social mobility and an increase in income inequality and racial segregation. This places a greater premium on the role of OST programs in supporting access and equity to learning opportunities for children, particularly for those growing up in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty. Fortunately, in the past decade there has been an emergence of research and policy arguments about the importance of naming, defining, and attending to the profession of youth work. A report released in 2013 by the DC Children and Youth Investment Corporation suggests employment opportunities for youth workers are growing faster than the national average; and as the workforce increases, so will efforts to professionalize it through specialized training and credentials. Our purpose in this volume is to build on that momentum by bringing together the best scholarship and policy ideas – coming from in and outside of higher education – about conceptions of youth work and optimal types of preparation and professional development.
Categories: Education

Youth Work Histories Policy and Contexts

Youth Work  Histories  Policy and Contexts

This book brings together a collection of voices to speak to these concerns. Drawing on the history of the profession, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of policy and practice.

Author: Graham Bright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137434401

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 475

Youth work is a means of promoting learning, equality and inclusion with young people. It is an incredibly rewarding profession; however, diffuse state regulation means that youth work students and practitioners must continuously wrestle with the challenges of contemporary practice in environments that are complex and changing. This book brings together a collection of voices to speak to these concerns. Drawing on the history of the profession, each chapter focuses on a different aspect of policy and practice. Chapters explore the impact of New Labour; the changes that came with the coalition government; youth work in the voluntary sector, and youth work in a digital world. Graham Bright concludes with a powerful reflection on what the future holds for the profession. Each chapter features 'Over to You' activity boxes which invite readers to engage collaboratively in developing and applying ideas, with case studies which link discussion to real life examples. This is an important book for students, practitioners and lecturers in the field of youth and community work and related practice with children and young people.
Categories: Political Science

Christian Youth Work in Theory and Practice

Christian Youth Work in Theory and Practice

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Christian youth work, drawing together practice, theory and theology in a format which is both engaging and informative.

Author: Sally Nash

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334046431

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 224

Churches today face unique challenges as they seek to help young people engage with the Christian faith and youth workers, whether employed or volunteer, play a key role in supporting this process. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Christian youth work, drawing together practice, theory and theology in a format which is both engaging and informative. Serving as both a text and workbook, it brings together key youth ministry thinkers and grass-roots practitioners to explore significant themes and issues. It will be invaluable to those thinking about youth work at a strategic level as well as youth work practitioners. Each of the sixteen chapters is followed by a response written from a different perspective, modelling reflective practice and theological reflection. Topics covered include mission, church, adolescent identity, appropriate relationships, spiritual practices, youth culture, pastoral care, work with families, education, leadership and management, inclusive youth work, theology, lifelong learning, ethical dilemmas and the Kingdom of God.
Categories: Religion

The History of Youth Work in Europe

The History of Youth Work in Europe

Following on from the first two volumes of History of youth work in Europe, each of which was based on international seminars, the Belgian Presidency of the European Union held an international and interdisciplinary conference on the ...

Author: Filip Coussée

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287172447

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 862

Following on from the first two volumes of History of youth work in Europe, each of which was based on international seminars, the Belgian Presidency of the European Union held an international and interdisciplinary conference on the history of youth work. This third volume presents the work of this conference, which widened the scope of study from national histories to questions concerning the historical evolution of youth work methods, theories and targets. The 1st European Conference on the History of Youth Work made a two-pronged contribution: to learn from history and to engage in intercultural exchange and learning. This publication is intended to build bridges between past and future, east and west, north and south - and to inform contemporary debate on youth work and youth policy in Europe
Categories: Political Science

Youth Work in a Digital Society

Youth Work in a Digital Society

Featuring a wide range of topics such as digital inclusion, mobile technologies, and social media, this book is ideal for executives, managers, researchers, professionals, academicians, policymakers, practitioners, and students.

Author: Zaremohzzabieh, Zeinab

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799829577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 658

The integration of digital technologies into practice presents opportunities and challenges for the field of youth work. Digitalization procedures transform interactions with users, in addition to their needs. These also transform the organizations where youth workers are involved in professional practice. Adapting digital technological tools is a crucial challenge for the youth work profession. Youth Work in a Digital Society is an essential scholarly publication that explores how to overcome any challenges and issues facing youth development work in the digital age and to what extent modern digital technologies can contribute to empowering youth work practice. Featuring a wide range of topics such as digital inclusion, mobile technologies, and social media, this book is ideal for executives, managers, researchers, professionals, academicians, policymakers, practitioners, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

For Youth Workers and Youth Work

For Youth Workers and Youth Work

Passionately argued, this book articulates a new and urgent case for youth work.

Author: Doug Nicholls

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847428707

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 350

Doug Nicholls proposes a cultural revolution within youth work. He draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today.
Categories: Social Science

Youth Work Process Product and Practice

Youth Work Process  Product and Practice

The book includes a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the policy climate, looks at the implications of its focus on measurability and outcomes and discusses the impact of devolution in the UK on youth work practice.

Author: Jon Ord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135009687

Category: Education

Page: 256

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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. This accessible textbook places the role of the curriculum and idea of practice as a process at the centre of youth work. Exploring important aspects of practice – such as empowerment, participation and choice, group work, experiential learning and the importance of relationship building – Jon Ord explains how the idea of curriculum can be used to communicate, legitimate and develop youth worth practice, as well as help to articulate its value and importance. The book includes a detailed and up-to-date analysis of the policy climate, looks at the implications of its focus on measurability and outcomes and discusses the impact of devolution in the UK on youth work practice. It contrasts dominant contemporary perspectives of youth and youth culture and argues that, rather than competing, ‘informal’ and ‘social’ education are twin aspects of an educational practice which must emphasises both individual development and wider social change. Youth Work Process and Practice is an essential read for all students of youth and community work and will also be an important reference for practising youth workers.
Categories: Education

Ethical Issues in Youth Work

Ethical Issues in Youth Work

Among the topics discussed are: *when to break confidentiality *the ethics of religious conversion *conflicts between cultures *balancing the autonomy and control of young people *maintaining an equilibrium between accountability to funders ...

Author: Sarah Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134710041

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a systematic analysis of some of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their day to day practice. Among the topics discussed are: *when to break confidentiality *the ethics of religious conversion *conflicts between cultures *balancing the autonomy and control of young people *maintaining an equilibrium between accountability to funders, empolyers and young people This book also examines some of the key issues facing youth workers in the context of public fears of youth crime, lawlessness, drug use, teenage pregnancy and policies designed to control and contain as well as educate and care for young people. Ethical Issues in Youth Work offers a timely and unique insight into both the perennial dilemmas of youth work practice and some of the more recent challanges faced by youth workers in the light of current public attitudes and government policy towards young poeple.
Categories: Philosophy

Youth Youth Work in Ireland

Youth   Youth Work in Ireland

A new and comprehensive textbook introducing youth and youth work in the context of contemporary Irish society, focussing on issues and legislation relevant to young people and those involved in youth work.

Author: Caroline Coyne

Publisher: Gill Education

ISBN: 0717156354

Category: Social work with youth

Page: 208

View: 822

A new and comprehensive textbook introducing youth and youth work in the context of contemporary Irish society, focussing on issues and legislation relevant to young people and those involved in youth work. Outlines development during adolescence and considers the young person's life in a social and family context. Examines the position of young people in terms of education, youth and justice, employment and law. Historical development of youth work is outlined with details of all recent changes in youth work policy and legislation. Explores the role of the youth worker and highlights good practice guidelines, child protection and health and safety as part of working with young people. Contemporary issues such as equality and discrimination, LGBT, social media, health and wellbeing, sexual health, drugs and suicide are addressed. Activities, exercises, case studies and scenarios encourage practical application of knowledge and skills. Includes practical approaches and basic guidelines for completing assignments and research projects. Written For: All FETAC Level 5 Youth Work courses.
Categories: Social work with youth

Using Theory in Youth and Community Work Practice

Using Theory in Youth and Community Work Practice

This book explores a wide range of theoretical perspectives that guide the practice of community and youth work and related occupational fields.

Author: Ilona Buchroth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844456246

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 165

This book explores a wide range of theoretical perspectives that guide the practice of community and youth work and related occupational fields. It provides a range of practical activities to encourage readers to explore their own theoretical position, while critically engaging with the contemporary theoretical context that is shaping the development of community and youth work practice. Students will find this book an invaluable tool in developing their understanding of theory, and it will help them to holistically and systematically apply their understanding of theory to their relevant practice situation.
Categories: Social Science

Youth Work in Communities and Schools

Youth Work in Communities and Schools

National policy suggests an increased role for youth work in schools, in health promotion and in the regeneration of communities, so this volume offers a timely insight into those interdisciplinary practices that contribute to enhancing ...

Author: Annette Coburn

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 1906716234

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 899

Working across professional and disciplinary boundaries, young people and youth workers collaborate to create powerful learning environments in communities, schools and other settings. The authors explore how youth work, as a critical and problem-posing pedagogy, enables young people to transform their lives. The main themes of the book are historical and contemporary practices and policies on youth work; interdisciplinary and collaborative practices; and education in a socially situated learning environment that is potentially transformational. The result is a critical appraisal of youth work in the context of an increasingly risk averse and surveillant society. Problem posing and critical pedagogy provide a framework for discussion of a range of contemporary educational youth work practices. Chapters combine the findings of empirical research with practice experience, illustrated by casework examples, to provide a critical overview of contemporary youth work in Scotland. National policy suggests an increased role for youth work in schools, in health promotion and in the regeneration of communities, so this volume offers a timely insight into those interdisciplinary practices that contribute to enhancing young people's lives through educational youth work. With their inter-disciplinary approach the authors have provided a resource for those undertaking professional studies in working with young people, community education, community learning and development and in working in communities. The text will also appeal to all professionals engaged in continuing professional development, post-graduate study or collaborative endeavours with youth work colleagues.
Categories: Education

Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practice

Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practice

Teaching us a great deal about the norms, conventions, continuities, and discontinuities of youth work, this practical book reveals essential dimensions of the profession and contributes to a practice-based theoretical foundation of youth ...

Author: Laurie Ross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317549871

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 208

The fundamental aim of youth work is to build trusting and mutually respectful relationships with young people, creating transformative experiences for young people in formal and informal spaces outside of homes and schools. These complex and multidimensional situations mean that the day-to-day work of youth workers is full of dilemmas, pitting moral, developmental, motivational, organizational, and other concerns against each other. By showing how different youth workers respond to a variety of such dilemmas, this authentic text makes visible youth workers’ unique knowledge and skills, and explores how to work with challenging situations – from the everyday to the extraordinary. Beginning by setting out a framework for dilemma resolution, it includes a number of narrative-based chapters, in which youth workers describe and reflect on dilemmas they have faced, the knowledge and experiences they brought to bear on them and alternative paths they could have taken. Each chapter closes with a discussion from the literature about themes raised in the chapter, an analysis of dilemma and a set of overarching discussion questions designed to have readers compare and contrast the cases, consider what they would do in the situation, and reflect on their own practice. Teaching us a great deal about the norms, conventions, continuities, and discontinuities of youth work, this practical book reveals essential dimensions of the profession and contributes to a practice-based theoretical foundation of youth work.
Categories: Social Science

Youth worker education in Europe

Youth worker education in Europe

This book aims to support youth work so that it becomes more visible and evolves into a recognised field of practice among other occupations and professions engaging with young people.

Author: Marti Taru

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287186591

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Youth work, coupled with effective government policies, is invaluable in ensuring that young people are given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need for civic engagement and social action. Youth work is experiencing a policy momentum at European level. Since the adoption of a resolution on the subject by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2017, youth work is back on the core agenda of the Council of Europe and the European Union youth strategies. This book looks at how youth work practitioners learn their trade, what formal and non-formal education offers exist and how education iscontextualised in the broader picture of youth work recognition. Starting with the premise that formal education entails a series of steps from which youth work practitioners would benefit, this books explores that picture through a mapping study and delves further into its findings through thematic contributions. The results of the research and debates with policy makers, researchers, practitioners, educators and other stakeholders identifies a field of growing opportunities across Europe. The situation of youth workers in different countries varies from advanced practice architectures for youth worker education to those in need of development. Youth worker education, however, is not only about the education and training offers, it is also about financial and organisational resources, legislation, support systems, competence frameworks, quality standards, ethical frameworks and guidance. This book aims to support youth work so that it becomes more visible and evolves into a recognised field of practice among other occupations and professions engaging with young people.
Categories: Political Science

Critical Issues in Youth Work Management

Critical Issues in Youth Work Management

This valuable textbook communicates the complexities and controversies at the heart of youth work management, exploring key issues in a critical fashion.

Author: Jon Ord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136588549

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 221

This valuable textbook communicates the complexities and controversies at the heart of youth work management, exploring key issues in a critical fashion. Written by a team of experienced youth work lecturers, the chapters cover topics such as planning, evaluation and supervision, whilst acknowledging the changing structures of integrated services and the impact of public service reform. Divided into three sections, it covers: Historical and theoretical context Critical practice issues, including leadership, policy constraints, planning and accountability Managing in different settings, for instance integrated services and the voluntary sector. Aimed at both youth work students studying for their professional qualification, as well as practicing managers, Critical Issues in Youth Work Management encourages critical thinking about what management in youth work is and what it can be. It includes reflective questions and further reading, and case studies are integrated throughout.
Categories: Education

Law and Youth Work

Law and Youth Work

This book offers a practical and straightforward approach to understanding how the law protects, empowers and regulates young people′s lives.

Author: Mary Maguire

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844455348

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

View: 403

This book offers a practical and straightforward approach to understanding how the law protects, empowers and regulates young people's lives. The implications for the professional youth worker of a wide range of dilemmas are considered. Workers are encouraged to consider what is meant by rights and, through practical examples, to examine their own beliefs and ethical codes, particularly where they conflict with established rules. The book combines real-life examples with discussion points on some of the key principles of law, inviting readers to consider what it means to be professional and to promote and support young peoples' rights.
Categories: Social Science

Help I m an Urban Youth Worker

Help  I m an Urban Youth Worker

A much needed source of information and Biblical solutions for dealing with the struggles and pitfalls of urban youth ministry--peer pressure, street violence, sexual activity, drug abuse, and more.

Author: Ginger Sinsabaugh

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310236096

Category: Religion

Page: 150

View: 151

A much needed source of information and Biblical solutions for dealing with the struggles and pitfalls of urban youth ministry--peer pressure, street violence, sexual activity, drug abuse, and more.
Categories: Religion

Radical Youth Work

Radical Youth Work

This book has been written to promote challenge and argument in the face of the increasing conformity, homogeneity and predictability within youth work theory." --Book Jacket.

Author: Brian Belton

Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited

ISBN: 1905541570

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 859

"Writing from a tradition of informed and radical dissent, Brian Belton asks those working with young people to reassess their role and motivation and, on the basis of the radical traditions of youth work, critique the imposed forms of 'protection' (surveillance) 'welfare' (child care) 'management' (administrative fire-fighting) and pretty much formalised (didactic) instruction/advice giving. This book has been written to promote challenge and argument in the face of the increasing conformity, homogeneity and predictability within youth work theory." --Book Jacket.
Categories: Social Science