How might we respond and learn from young peoples challenging behaviour?

Whenever there is a question and answer session involving volunteers and developing community based youthwork, this is the one question that is almost certainly guarantee; What do you do with young peoples challenging behaviour? and it is a great question. Behind is often a combination of exasperation at what is going on, as well as a desire that the young people connect and benefit from … Continue reading How might we respond and learn from young peoples challenging behaviour?

Gender issues in Detached Youthwork- Why boys dont let girls speak

One of the things that remained constant in delivering detached youthwork in the small (ish) urban setting of Perth, Scotland , and initially surprising ( revealing perhaps prejudgement of the situation) was that in the main there was almost a 50/50 split between the number of females to males out in the public areas of the town. Im comparison, in a rural town, the groups … Continue reading Gender issues in Detached Youthwork- Why boys dont let girls speak