Concepts and Methods of Youth Work

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Robert Douglas White
Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, 2009 - Social work with youth - 472 pages
"Recent decades have seen the development and growth of youth work as a recognised and increasingly professionalised occupation in Australia. This has occurred despite the diminished profile of 'youth affairs' under conservative governments, and persistent funding crises at the project and peak body levels. As the political pendulum swings once again in favour of the youth field, it is expected that greater resources and heightened expectations will accrue to youth work as a practice. The book considers key issues surrounding youth work as a career and a profession. It delves into the practical skills and knowledge needed by individuals as they undertake work in the youth field. It highlights the ideological or philosophical universe within which workers operate, and the more mundane aspects of being a worker in a field not noted for extravagant funding"--Australian Policy Online website.

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