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Working with young people
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London : SAGE Publications, 2005
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PSZ JB 30000010150007 HV1441.G7 W67 2005 Open Access Book

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`a useful contribution to the development of resources for workers and students′ - Youth & Policy

Working with Young People provides a selection of writing from a complex, ambiguous and dynamic field of work. The editors take a multidisciplinary approach to draw together key readings reflecting the variety of theoretical and practical perspectives on working with young people. The selection aims to cover the key themes currently under discussion. Such content means the book equips students with knowledge of values and principles required for successful qualification as a worker in the field.

Included are chapters on:

" The ethical values and principles guiding practice

" Anti-discriminatory practice

" Concepts of youth

" Informal education

" Counselling and youth work

This is a student-friendly and engaging text that is linked to the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work and also includes recent policy statements from the National Youth Agency and the DfES.

The book is a core text for all those studying for foundation degrees and NVQ2 or 3 in youth work and youth studies, as well as being relevant across the undergraduate fields of social care and education. It is also an invaluable resource for experienced professionals and practice supervisors working with young people in statutory or voluntary organisations.

Working with Young People is a Course Reader for the Open University course Introduction to Working with Young People (E131).

Table of Contents

Part 1 Defining The Field
Defining Good Youth WorkGina Ingram and Jean Harris
Ethical Conduct in Youth Work
Statement of Values and Principles from the National Youth Agency
Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce - Extract from DfES Common Core Prospectus
Concepts of YouthJean Spence
Modernizing Youth WorkSimon Bradford
From the Universal to the Particular and Back Again
Challenging PracticeHoward Williamson
A Personal View on 'Youth Work' in Times of Changed Expectations
Part 2 Issues in Practice
Identifying and Meeting Young People's NeedsGina Ingram and Jean Harris
Working with People as an Informal EducatorMary Crosby
Counselling and the Youth Support Worker RoleJane Westergaard
Are These Connected?
Handling FeelingsNeil Thompson
Working with GroupsMalcolm Payne
A Social Theory of LearningEtienne Wenger
Troubles and TribesJeremy Brent
Young People and Community
Anti-Discriminatory PracticeNeil Thompson
Thinking about DirectionMark Smith
Part 3 Professional Development
Reflective PracticeNeil Thompson
'The Sum of the Parts'Stan Tucker
Exploring youth working identities
Using Line ManagementAnnmarie Turnbull