It’s great to see the D2N2 Youth Work Alliance providing challenging training at no cost. I’d quite like to do the course myself if only to discuss how the notion of ‘radicalisation’ has been distorted. If you’re in the area, don’t miss out.
The D2N2 Youth Work Alliance, Series of Free Seminars presents;
Introduction to Street Based Youth Work; Detached Youth Work for the young people of today
Tuesday 20th March 2018, 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm start and a 9pm finish.
Held at Monty Hind Training Centre, Leen Gate, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2LX (This venue has been provided free of charge by Nottinghamshire Clubs for Young People)
Target Audience; Those who believe in the value of Youth Work to young people including; Voluntary and Statutory Youth Work managers, practitioners, volunteers, students and those in positions of influence to shape today’s practice with young people.
Learning outcomes; those participating will gain an understanding of the unique value of Detached/Mobile/Outreach youth work approaches, which establish appropriate trusting relationships with young people who choose to spend their free time on the streets and public spaces rather than in organised activity. This approach engages young people in open access social education to enable them to be both safer and happier through an increase in both their resilience and objectivity. In addition to working on young people’s own agendas, it can be utilised to address wider concerns including:
· Avoiding Radicalisation; through regularly providing, at a location of the young people’s choosing, a safe place to engage in conversations around their thoughts, feelings and desires on this subject and to both increase their ability to objectively question and develop their own personal de-escalation strategies
· Preventing Sexual Exploitation; through developing long-term trusting relationships which enable constructive conversations and understanding around both appropriate and inappropriate (exploitative) sexual relationships and have the opportunity to adopt positive practical strategies to keep themselves safe
· Resilience to joining a ‘gang’ or ‘crime’ culture; establishing long-term appropriate trusting and supportive relationships, on young people’s own terms and in an environment of their choosing. To support young people to look objectively at their life choices and consider other options and activities which may increase their resilience, at an early age, to making decisions which may negatively affect their, and their communities, future wellbeing and happiness
Seminar content will include;
· The crucial importance of developing trusting relationships with young people and the structured youth work conversations that follow. (References to academic texts and further reading)
· Clarification of detached work, outreach work and mobile work, and their differing benefits to young people (References to academic texts and further reading)
· Skills/knowledge (training/induction) required by youth workers to be able to plan and deliver this area of work
· Skills/knowledge required of line managers to develop, support and resource quality, street-based work with young people
· Political, community and interagency concerns/support for these areas of youth work including its efficient use of resources
· Consideration of safe working practices, including the obligation to report concerns.
The seminar will take the form of a brief introduction, covering history and terminology. Followed by an informal structured conversation between the tutor team and those attending, it will be facilitated through a series of pre-planned open questions and challenges.
The event is facilitated by volunteers from the D2N2 Youth Work Alliance
Please book your place through the following link;