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Connexions Connexions offers a range of guidance and support for 13 to 19 year olds, to help make the transition to adult life a smooth one. This site is for those involved in delivering Connexions and will, as the service grows, become an important resource for the sharing of information and ideas About Crisis Intervention Tips and advice for dealing with crisis and emergency situations
The Problem of "Youth" for Youth Work In this article we argue that ‘youth’ has limited use as a social category and that it characteristically involves viewing those so named as being in deficit and in need of training and control Mediation Involving Juveniles: Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Questions This paper discusses the types of dilemmas and conflicts that mediators are faced with when dealing with parent-child issues
MyAssistant Description of a computer assisted record keeping system for case managers CYC Net The International Network for Child & Youth Care. Information about the profession of child and youth care
Ethics for Child and Youth Care Professionals This ethical statement is a living document, always a work in progress, which will mature and clarify as our understanding and knowledge grow. The principles represent values deeply rooted in our history, to which there is a common commitment. They are intended to serve as guidelines for conduct and to assist in resolving ethical questions Worker Safety Advisor An interactive program of safety advice and tips. It was written for child potective workers, but is useful for anyone who does not work in an "office" setting. Requires Shockwave plug in which can be downloaded from a link on the site
The Characteristics of a Good Leader From The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard Afterschool.gov Connecting youthworkers to a wealth of federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours
Slang Dictionary A good reference for those who are seeking to understand a piece of youth culture today. These words are used differently by various teenagers around the world. Some of these words may have different meaning for teenagers in one area than another 2 Second Tips Need a motivator, some inspiration, a quick reframe, an activity theme, or a debriefing idea? Check out this site.
A View of Supervision This article is directed toward crisis line volunteers and has good information for youthworkers The Peer Support Foundation Ltd A non-profit making organisation dedicated to providing dynamic peer led programs which foster the physical and mental well being of young people and the community
The Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment An online tool to help youth assess their readiness for independent living Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE will rigorously review research and practice, and the views, experience and expertise of users and carers. It will identify what works in social care, and produce best practice guidance, and will work to ensure their implementation at a local level
Teen Standards Standards of Quality Performance for Teen Programs developed by YouthNet Ethics in Youth Work A booklet designed to promote critical thinking and debate about ethics, and the related issues of integrity, power, responsibility and trust in relationships with young people and others, and encourage discussion about ethical practice in youth work and ways of both safeguarding and extending this practice. From the National Youth Agency
Working with Young People The information available through this web site may be helpful to Parents, Social Workers, Social Work Students and Teachers. It ranges from advice and behavioural programmes aimed at common problems such as, enuresis, settling young children at bedtime, and the sometimes painful transition from childhood to adolescence youthinformation.com The information toolkit for young people and those who work with them
The Active Reviewing Cycle This tutorial matches active and creative reviewing methods to the learning cycle Community Links: Progress Through Partnerships A publication of the Community Policing Consortium which contains articles on youth leadership and community development
Stonethrow.co.uk An Internet based information and e-commerce resource for children, young people and the adults who live, teach, care for and work with them Student Youth Work Online Aimed at people examining the theory and practice of youth work. The site has discussion groups, together with student essays and soon practice case-studies.
Youth Work Resources Created to provide you with the tools you need to provide quality youth work Youthwork As Play Play can be the ideal of youthwork, one approached repeatedly through doing youthwork with a certain orientation and style. The clue lies in the idea that play as freedom is a primary form of openness, of possibility
A Philosophy of Youthwork in Practice This philosophy begins with thoughts about how we should view the youth culture. The aim of youth workers should be to allow youth to develop without constraints on their culture, yet guide them while setting positive limits. There is a period of "letting go" also. When we "let go" and let youth fly on their own, we should allow youth to hold our hand and take us on a journey with them, through their world ARISE An evidence-based curricula that provides troubled and underserved youth with, easy-to-understand, interactive, statistically proven life-management lessons, that have been shown by a five-year University of Miami study to motivate at-risk youth to become respectful, successful, productive individuals
10 Tips That May be Helpful in Your Work with Young People Tips from Diane Brokenshire, the author of 'The Straight Talk Manual', 'The Straight Talk Game' and 'Tough Stuff' Going International - Opportunities For All Documents good practices & concrete working methods in international inclusion projects. It is a practical booklet with useful methods for youth workers taking young people with fewer opportunities on international projects
Indroducing the Theory and Practice of Youth Work Explores the development of the theory and practice of youth work in Britain and Northern Ireland Youth Work Central Brings together people, expertise, and resources for youth workers' continued professional development. This site is: a forum for sharing resources; a place to learn about approaches and strategies critical to youth work; and an up-to-date source of information about events and opportunities
Adultism Resources to help understand adultism as the oppression of all young people that happens from the day they are born Music Therapy: The Power of Music Examines the power of using popular music, something people already listen to, in therapy. Includes examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band
Purple Youth This website was designed to provide resources to professionals working with young people, including Teachers, Learning Mentors, SENCO's, Social Workers, Youth Workers, Connexions Personal Advisers, PAYP Key-workers, YOT workers and anyone that works with young people Mobile Phones Information about mobile phones and text messaging for youthworkers
Managing Complex Change Drawing on their experience with organizations and communities over the years the authors explore change in an historical context, identify the barriers to achieving systemic change, and outline the elements needed to initiate, implement, and encourage change in the youth-serving field What Makes a Good Youth Worker? This site is oriented toward those practicing within the Quaker faith, but most of the information is applicable to anyone
Lutheran Peace Fellowship Youth Program Includes a resource series for high school and college groups offering practical lessons and ideas on peacemaking Perspectives On Youth A forum for multidisciplinary professionals who work with youth

Islands Of Healing: A Guide To Adventure Based Counseling by Jim Schoel, Dick Prouty and Paul Radcliffe
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
Working With Girls and Young Women in Community Settings by Janet Batsleer
Anger Management for Youth : Stemming Aggression and Violence by Leona L. Eggert
Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out : The Anger Management Book by Jerry Wilde


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