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  • 101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work 2ed

    by Vanessa Rogers

    101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as offending behaviour, gender stereotypes, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise...

  • A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless: How to Find Your Brave

    A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless: How to Find Your Brave

    by Suzie Lavington

    *The Ultimate Self-Care Book For Teenage Girls* Face up to the world with confidence and higher self-esteem Growing up has become faster, more furious and the pressures more intense. Anxiety and panic have reached epidemic proportions. A third of teenage girls will suffer from depression. Factor in a rise in self-harm and eating disorders and the mental health stats become alarming. It’s time to equip young women with the means to fight back. A Girl's Guide to Being Fearless unlocks self-esteem, confidence, wellbeing, resilience and offers an antidote to an overwhelming...

  • A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support

    A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support

    by Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

    Youth mentoring can be an effective way of supporting troubled youth, helping them sustain positive mental health, cope with stress, and lead successful lives through adolescence and into adulthood. This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how, if managed well, they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. The book illustrates different mentoring...

  • A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    by Kevin M. Powell

    By focusing attention on what is right with youth rather than what is wrong with them, the strengths-based approach to intervening with youth avoids negative outcomes commonly associated with deficit- or problem-based interventions. This book provides an accessible outline of the strengths-based approach and details 41 interventions across several strengths domains. Practitioners in school, clinical and community settings will find the book’s numerous case examples, practical suggestions and reproducible forms and handouts invaluable in the provision of day-to-day youth services. *Contents:* Part 1: Overview of a Strengths-Based Approach Chapter 1—Strengths-Based Approach:...

  • Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

    by Bridie Gallagher

    An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people becoming adults aged 18-25. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers simple strategies and exercises to reduce anxious feelings. Includes chapters on studying, moving out, interview strategies, OCD and panic attacks. *Contents:* *Part One:* Why adulthood can make us anxious 1: What's so hard about being an adult? 2: Dealing with all the stuff you can't possibly know *Part Two: *The challenges of adulthood: A how-to guide...

  • Being Normal is the Only Way To Be: Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and School

    Being Normal is the Only Way To Be: Adolescent Perspectives on Gender and School

    by Wayne Martino and Maria Pallot

    A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colourful, absorbing, illuminating, and – critically – practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be ‘cool’ and ‘normal’, and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships. The book grew out of the authors’ concern that welfare or pastoral-car policies in schools are silent about the effects of certain...

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