Concepts and methods of youth work


Concepts and methods of youth work

Edited by Rob White

ACYS Publishing
October 2009
ISBN 978 1 875236 61 9, 472pp

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Concepts and methods of youth work


Concepts and methods of youth work, looks at:

  • youth work as a career, including career options, pioneering and settling activities, defining the nature of youth work
  • youth work as a profession, including professionalism and ethics, multiskilling, future prospects for youth work
  • models of youth work intervention, including personal, structural, power, feminism, nonviolence, values
  • youth work general skills, including small group processes, music programs, mentoring, advocacy, activation, conflict resolution
  • youth working and workplaces, large city work, new directions for youth work, soft cop syndrome, stress.

About the editor  

Rob White is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Criminology Research Unit at the University of Tasmania's School of Sociology and Social Work. Professor White is an internationally respected scholar in the fields of youth studies, sociology and criminology, and environmental and ecological justice. Among his books are: Youth & societyYouth subculturesNo space of their ownJuvenile justice; Crime & criminologyCrime & social controlCrime & societyControversies in environmental sociology;Crime prevention; and Crimes against nature. He has extensive practical experience in working with youth and community workers, police services, teachers, drug and alcohol workers, government policymakers and academic researchers.

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