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.
Divided into three parts, this core text:
Engaging and practice-driven, this is an essential text for all students learning about working with young people, whether on youth work or allied courses. It includes case-studies, tasks, further reading and reflective questions to help readers make connections between their own knowledge and practice.
1.Introduction Part 1: Principles 2. Preparation for Practice Learning 3. Locating the Self 4. The Ethical Practitioner 5. The Informal Educator Part 2: Contexts 6. The Community Context 7. The Policy and Organisational Context 8. The Partnership Context Part 3: Skills for Practice 9. Frameworks for Practice 10. Supervision 11. Reflective Practice 12. Working with Groups 13. Effective Communication 14. Challenging Oppression 15. Enhancing Participatory Practice