Aspects of my 2 day detached youthwork training that participants recently found most helpful were:
Finding out exactly what detached youthwork is & the role plays
Making plan for the local area
Getting us all in the mindset for going into the streets to do good and genuinely help young people
General discussion around detached youthwork, the background, why we do it, why young people hang around on the streets and how we approach the young people
Going over what (DYW) is and how to put it into practice
Approach, mostly all of it, Role Play, belonging, autonomy, competence.
Role Play and challenging pre conceptions
Role play (much to my surprise)
The role play, as they were very realistic to our area
The map – a chance to plan future routes
The language used- whats acceptable
The map exercise
Theory and the difference between detached/outreach and mobile youthwork
Comments on the activities included:
The mix of activities were blended well together. I personally liked the role play, as everyone got to see what it is like to walk up to a group of young people.
The activities were well put together and really made you think about topics
Role play was helpful, an insight what to expect on the streets, group work with others from different areas too, for hot spots
Really enjoyed the small group work as it got my team to think about how we are going to do detached work in our area
Everyone got the chance to discuss everything, it was great working in small groups
Fun, interesting to see different areas, different approaches
And in the main:
Enjoyed the training, thank you
Enjoyable and informative, obvious passion/enthusiasm for the subject reflects well on the group.
Lots of room for reflection, new ideas, hopefully a new approach
Really enjoyed and found it useful and helpful, gives confidence for future interactions with young people, thank you
Good amount of information
Feel motivated to get going with detached work. I now have some good ideas moving forward
For more information about the training that I offer, on detached youthwork, or many aspects of youth work and ministry, do get in touch via the contact page above, thank you.