This popular textbook gives students a practical understanding of the broad range of skills they will need during the course of their studies and throughout their youth work career. The Second Edition includes a new chapter on practice placements, and has been updated to be brought in line with the latest policy and professional regulation context.
The book outlines the core principles and values of youth work, and shows that through a participatory, anti-oppressive approach, professionals can make an impact on young people's lives.
Topics covered include:
- Reaching out to young people
- Developing young people's participation
- Working in different settings
- Bringing young people together
Chapters include practical examples and further reading to enable readers to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The new edition will be essential reading for all foundation and undergraduate students of youth work. It will also be a valuable resource for qualified health, social care and education professionals who wish to understand the intricacies of working with young people.