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Empowerment and Participation in Youth Work

Empowerment and Participation in Youth Work

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Empowerment & Participation

200 pages | Learning Matters
In today's society, many young people feel marginalised and unable to find their own voice. It is vital therefore that youth workers are able to work with them to tackle this in a meaningful way. Drawing on the real experiences and difficulties faced by youth workers, this book will help those who want to work with young people in an empowering way. The concepts of empowerment and participation are explained, explored and critically analysed, along with the key notion of resilience. This is backed up by activities and case studies which help to bring together the theory and the practice.
What Is Empowement?
Empowerment in Practice: Case Study of an Agency
Youth Participation and Emancipation
Empowering Others - Working in an Organizational Context
Reflective Practice
'Citizenship', Globalisation and Emancipation
Making Sense of Youth Work

Some very useful and informative passages and representative of the young persons voice. Recommended as further reading for students.

Ms Shirley Donegan
Department of Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology
June 25, 2015

A useful text that links together theory and practice quite well.

Ms Jane McGrath
Applied Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology
January 6, 2015

This book provides a grass roots knowledge of how to empower young people and increase and promote youth participation. A very practical guide with useful case studies.

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, College Road
September 21, 2014


Mr Jonathan Roberts
Youth and Community Work, University of Teesside
January 7, 2013

An excellent book which is key to those studying youth and community work programmes

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

This read provides very good strategies for young people participation, whilst also ensuring the study and language level is appropriate for foundation students when working with young people in a variety of situations.

youth work, YMCA Wales Community College
September 19, 2012

A book that clarifies empowerment when working with young people in a practice environment.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
July 23, 2012

Useful book for looking at a number of practical issues in youth work.

Mr David James
Suffolk School of Social Sciences, University Campus Suffolk
May 3, 2012

Yet another excellent text from Learning Matters - the format and case studies continues to aid learning

Mr Peter Crossley
Youth and Community Development, University of Cumbria
January 17, 2012

Annette Fitzsimons

Annette is programme director for Youth and Community Work, in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Hull where she teaches undergraduates and postgraduates. Her research interests are in gender and equalities where she has published extensively/par1/Annette has extensive experience of working with community and voluntary sector organisations particularly those engaged in delivering support services to vulnerable young people. Her current research reflects this experience and focuses upon current issues in youth work, in particular, policies directed at social exclusion and notions of young people’s resilience More About Author

Max Hope

Max Hope is a Lecturer in Education and Social Inclusion at the University of Hull. She has extensive grassroots experience in the community and voluntary sector, including young people's projects, HIV organisations and women's centres. She has a keen interest in democracy and participation and in particular, about how the leadership and management of organisations can enhance these processes. More About Author

Keith Russell

Keith Russell is the coordinator at The Warren, a voluntary youth project in Hull, UK. More About Author

Charlie Cooper

Charlie Cooper is a professionally-qualified housing practitioner and youth worker. In the 1970s and 1980s he largely worked in the community and voluntary sector with Women's Aid and community-based housing associations. Since the 1990s he has worked in higher education, teaching and researching in the areas of housing, tenant participation, education, social policy, and community and youth work. More About Author