Youth Work: The Basics is an engaging and inspiring introduction to working with young people. Looking at a range of age groups, situations and disciplinary approaches, it offers an interdisciplinary insight into the key principles and practices involved. Throughout the text essential questions are answered, including:
What constitutes youth work, who is it for and why do we do it?
What practical steps can be taken in working with young people?
How does policy influence practice?
Why is youth work sometimes controversial?
How can I become a youth worker?
An ideal first step for anyone interested in working with young people, and those beginning a youth work qualification, this book offers practical advice, further reading and examples throughout. It will also appeal to those working with young people in education and informal and voluntary sectors.