The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice, 1st Edition

  • Pam Alldred
  • Fin Cullen
  • Kathy Edwards
  • Dana Fusco
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526416425
  • ISBN-13: 9781526416421
  • DDC: 362.7083
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 762 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice showcases the value of professional work with young people as it is practiced in diverse forms in locations around the world. The editors have brought together an international team of contributors who reflect the wide range of approaches that identify as youth work, and the even wider range of approaches that identify variously as community work or community development work with young people, youth program, and work with young people within care, development and (informal) education frameworks. The Handbook is structured to explore histories, current practice and future directions: Part One: 'Youth Work' and Approaches to Professional Work with Young People; Part Two: Professional Work with Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire; Part Three: Values and Ethics in Work with Young People; Part Four: Current Challenges and Hopes for the Future.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Approaches to Youth Work Across Time and Place.
1: Defining Youth Work: Exploring the Boundaries, Continuity and Diversity of Youth Work Practice.
2: How to Support Young People in a Changing World: The Sociology of Generations and Youth Work.
3: Looking Over Our Shoulders: Youth Work and its History.
4: Some Conceptions of Youth and Youthwork in the United States.
5: Youth Work as a Colonial Export: Explorations from the Global South.
6: Let Principles Drive Practice: Reclaiming Youth Work in India.
7: The Impact of Neoliberalism upon the Character and Purpose of English Youth Work and Beyond.
8: Youth Work in England: A Profession with a Future?.
9: Precarious Practices with Risky Subjects? Policy and Practice Explorations in the UK and Europe.
10: Undoing Sexism and Youth Work Practice. Seeking Equality. Unsettling Ideology. Affirming Difference. A UK Perspective.
11: Intersectionality and Resistance in Youth Work: Young People, Peace and Global ‘Development' in a Racialized World.
12: Youth Work and Social Pedagogy: Reflections from the UK and Europe.
13: 21st-Century Youth Work: Life Under Global Capitalism.
Professional Work with Young People: Projects and Practices to Inspire.
14: Participation, Empowerment and Democracy: Engaging with Young People's Views.
15: Faith-based Youth Work: Education, Engagement and Ethics.
16: Together We Walk: The Importance of Relationship in Youth Work with Refugee Young People.
17: Screaming Aloud from da Old Plantation Down-under: Youth Work on the Margins in Aotearoa New Zealand.
18: Promoting Children First Youth Work in the Youth Justice System and Beyond.
19: Critical Street Work: The Politics of Working (In) Outside Institutions.
20: Youth Work, Arts Practice and Transdisciplinary Space.
21: Fringe Work - Street-level Divergence in Swedish Youth Work.
22: The Alchemy of Work with Young Women.
23: Supporting Trans, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse Young People: UK Methods and Approaches.
Values and Ethics in Work with Young People.
24: An Ethics of Caring in Youth Work Practice.
25: Relationship Centrality in Work with Young People with Experience of Violence.
26: Reflective Practice: Gaze, Glance and Being a Youth Worker.
27: The Challenges for British Youth Workers of Government Strategies to ‘Prevent Terrorism'.
28: The Politics of Gang Intervention in New England, USA: Knowledge, Partnership and Youth Transformation.
29: Coercion in Sexual Relationships: Challenging Values in School-based Work.
30: Youth and Community Approaches to Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation: South African and UK Project Experiences.
31: Allies, Not Accomplices: What Youth Work Can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements.
32: The Trials and Challenges of Using a Youth Development Approach in a Mental Health and Addictions Service for Young People.
33: Gaze Interrupted: Speaking Back to Stigma with Visual Research.
34: The Ethical Foundations of Youth Work as an International Profession.
35: Youth Work at the End of Life?.
Current Challenges, Future Possibilities.
36: Youth Work Practices in Conflict Societies: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities.
37: Popular Education and Youth Work: Learnings from Ghana.
38: Roma Youth and Global Youth Work.
39: Community Development with Young People - Exploring a New Model.
40: Returning to Responsive Youth Work in New York City.
41: Uncomfortable Knowledge and the Ethics of Good Practice in Australia's Offshore Refugee Detention Centers.
42: The Evolution of Youth Empowerment: From Programming to Partnering.
43: Towards a Shared Vision of Youth Work: Developing a Worker-Based Youth Work Curriculum.
44: Evaluating Youth Work in its Contexts.
45: Conclusion.