Globally; where does detached youth work happen? (plot yourself on the map)

Who goes out in the coldest weather? Does detached youthwork happen in america? Is any one doing detached in the UK at all? Have you ever wondered any of these things? or do you think that you’re the only detached youthworkers in your whole country or country for that matter? Even though much of the field of youthwork has taken a knock in the last … Continue reading Globally; where does detached youth work happen? (plot yourself on the map)

12 elements of a successful detached youthwork session

At the recent Federation of Detached youth work conference, one of the key conversation topics on the floor was that of measuring and recording the interactions and success/goodness of detached youthwork. This was discussed in relation to commissioning, to targets and to outcomes, which are all tied up with a neo liberal agenda. The other thing alluded to was that detached youthwork was measured for effectiveness … Continue reading 12 elements of a successful detached youthwork session

Federation of Detached youthwork conference 2016 (#fdyw16) A turn to community?

I could only make it to the second day of the Federation of Detached youthwork conference this year. And its three years since i went to the last one, my reflections of which are here: http://wp.me/p2Az40-3N. Then i wrote about the opportunity that was beginning to present itself for the non statutory organisations to fill the void that was about to emerge in the pending demise of youth … Continue reading Federation of Detached youthwork conference 2016 (#fdyw16) A turn to community?