"Sapin shows how the youth work method builds bridges between professional and young people and young people and each other...both those new to youth work and those engaged in advanced practice will find this a useful book."
In Defence of Youth Work, April 2009
This indispensable text analyses the key skills in youth work, from the initial steps through to supervision, that can be applied across a range of settings and roles.
- Reaching out to young people
- Establishing appropriate relationships
- Bringing young people together in groups
- Developing young people's participation in managing projects
- Carrying out research to identify need
- Using supervision
Throughout the book, practical examples grounded in participatory and anti-oppressive practice address the core values and the purpose of youth work. Examples of key texts, definitions and theories are also provided.
This book will be vital reading for students of all levels preparing for a career in youth work, youth workers wanting to develop their professional practice and other professionals working with youth workers.