Tag Archives: group work

Not all young people want to play games…….do they?

As a youth worker, trainer and facilitator I use games….a lot.  Not just as ‘ice-breakers’ and energisers but as a means to facilitate learning, reflection and application.  (For clarity I’m not referring to computer games although they have their value as well, but group … Continue reading

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Disengagement is contagious, so watch out for those cats!

When youth workers are developing and facilitating any piece of group work it’s very easy and common to make the mistake of focusing to much of attention on the dogs, but if they can successfully engage the cats then the … Continue reading

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Detached Youth Work and Community Involvement: Developing Networks that Work

Defining community can be problematic; issues surrounding the interpretation of people’s perceptions of community is where practice should begin. Identifying the wider context of how people view their interaction in local life. This post will identify, compare and contrast the … Continue reading

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