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Get some good professional supervision

In over a decade of my career I have had over a dozen supervisors throughout half a dozen or so youth work specialties. Some of these supervisors were Youth Workers, some Social Workers, some Pastors and some drug and alcohol … Continue reading

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Youth work is facing a mental health crisis.

Over the years I have studied and taught across certificate, diploma and degree youth work programs in Australia and one thing has become more disturbing to me than anything else. Why is there such a limited focus on mental health … Continue reading

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I will not let an exam result decide my fate

This post is for those of you who’ve ever wondered about the place of youth work in the modern day! Pondered what its role is in a society where ‘achieving’ at school is the mantra … and where ‘qualifications’ are seen as … Continue reading

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