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Title Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practice / Laurie Ross, Shane Capra, Lindsay Carpenter, Julia Hubbell and Kathrin Walker.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 140 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Youth workers -- United States.
Employee motivation -- United States.
Career development -- United States.
United States.
Contents Becoming a youth worker -- Learning to "read" : cultivating ecological intelligence -- Navigating inexperience : how reflection guides practice for a novice youth worker -- Balancing high expectations, program structure, and youth realities : making kids fit -- The program or the program fit the kids -- Balancing conflicting values from home, a youth organization, and the community : keeping youth wellbeing at the center of youth work -- Youth worker and organizational responses to risky behavior and dangerous situations -- Balancing youth privacy with the youth worker's need for information : the importance of organizational support in dilemma resolution -- Activating personal knowledge to balance the needs of high-risk youth with the safety of others in the program -- "When I heard who it was, I knew it wasn't a real gun" : "reading" the context to maintain safety -- "Do they think we're not in charge?" : addressing dilemmas that arise in a social justice youth development approach -- Cross-cutting themes and implications for youth worker professional development.
Summary The fundamental aim of youth work is to build trusting and mutually respectful relationships with young people, creating transformative experiences for young people in formal and informal spaces outside of homes and schools. These complex and multidimensional situations mean that the day-to-day work of youth workers is full of dilemmas, pitting moral, developmental, motivational, organizational, and other concerns against each other. By showing how different youth workers respond to a variety of such dilemmas, this authentic text makes visible youth workers' unique knowledge and skills, and ex.
Other Author Capra, Shane, author.
Carpenter, Lindsay, author.
Hubbell, Julia, author.
Walker, Kathrin, author.
Other Title Print version: Ross, Laurie. Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Development Practice. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015 9781138843950