If you are ever asked, 'what's the one book that will help me most understand the breadth and range of work with young people?', don't answer the question until you have read and evaluated this critically important work that brings together, in a single affordable volume, the diversity, accomplishments and challenges of your profession.
Unlike any other book yet published for the network of professionals and volunteers who work with young people, and for students who aspire to join them, this comprehensive new book:
The contributors include: youth and community staff in both voluntary and statutory projects, youth justice workers, teachers, health and drug educators, community development workers, academics. They all present their work in ways that we can learn from each other. Their goals are to help you:
Large format paperback. 272 pages. 978-1-898924-52-4. Published 2001. £18.95.
The Context of Practice
Inclusive practice - disability
Black young people
Working with lesbian, gay and bisexual young people
Working with boys and young men
Working with girls and young women
Youth work and regeneration
Youth work and young people in rural areas
School-based youth work
Community safety: involving young people
Reclaiming the evaluation agenda
The Practice of Youth Work
Detached youth work
Advice and information work with young people
Global work is good youth work
Environmental youth work
Investing in children: using a children's rights approach to achieve change
Using information technology in youth work
Work with Young People
Unaccompanied asylum seeking young people
New travellers helping themselves
Youth crime, youth justice and youth work
Young people out of school
Unemployed young people
Working with young women with children
Young people sexually exploited through prostitution
Young people, drugs and youth work
Mental health issues
"Covers almost completely the territory which youth work now occupies... the editors have done a magnificent job... enables the reader to explore very disparate issues in a systematic way." Young People Now.
"Packed with useful material… the 32 chapters are of a uniformly high standard." Community Care.
'Long overdue… I was very impressed… There is something for everyone." Adoption and Fostering.
"An excellent resource. The style is easily readable and allows the reader to 'dip' into different subject areas. Each chapter has a summary and is well researched, and the references are current and include video material and organisations which can provide additional information... the price makes this resource highly affordable and accessible." Professional Social Work.
"Brings a wealth of practical experience and a rigorous critical approach to its examination of the needs of young people and of the different styles of intervention that have been developed to meet those needs.' Voluntary Voice.
"A friend to policy makers and practitioners alike… Get it. Share it'. Rapport.
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