This popular textbook gives students a practical understanding of the broad range of skills they will need during the course of their studies and throughout their youth work career. The second edition includes a new chapter on practice placements, and has been updated to be brought in line with the latest policy and professional regulation context.
The book outlines the core principles and values of youth work, and shows that through a participatory, anti-oppressive approach, professionals can make an impact on young people's lives.
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Kate Sapin has been Programme Director of Community and Youth Work courses at the University of Manchester for the past 23 years.
“Kate Sapin's new edition is grounded in the core values of youth work and explores contentious contemporary issues in an accessible and balanced manner. It is essential reading for all students of youth work from Foundation to Masters Level and for those working within the profession” - Jean Hatton, University of Huddersfield
“Once again Kate Sapin delivers a clear, concise and relevant text to all interested in knowing more about the profession of youth work. This new edition builds on the strengths of the first one bringing further insight and clarity into previously covered areas as well as introducing the reader to new areas for exploration and reflection” - Steve Bullock, University of Gloucestershire.
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