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Changing Experiences of Youth
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Changing Experiences of Youth

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February 1997 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Examining the various experiences of youth in multicultural societies, Changing Experiences of Youth highlights the many complexities, contradictions, and achievements that characterize the experiences of our youth today. The authors explore young peopleÆs lives and experiences, services provided for young people, and the experiences of those who work with youth. This innovative anthology covers issues such as incest, anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and racism and violence, but also includes essays by those who have survived and built upon similar experiences. It also addresses the major issues affecting young people that are rarely acknowledged, including self-help, community contributions, discrimination, isolation, treatment, and mistreatment. Changing Experiences of Youth is invaluable to those training to work with young people in social work, youth and community work, education and health care, and criminal justice settings, and will also be relevant to those already with working with youth.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: BEING AND BELONGING
 
Identities
 
Culture Plus
 
Kicking the Boundaries
 
Why Do You Think of Me Like That? Understanding Dyslexia
 
Space, Respect and Support
 
Young Parents
 
Racism and Respect
Black Pride, Black Youth and Black Workers  
 
Roles and Responsibilities
 
Incest Survivor
 
Beating Eating Disorders
 
Young People and AIDS
 
Exploring Homelessness
The Young Person's Viewpoint  
 
Someone To Care
The Experience of Young Carers in the Community  
 
School Exclusion
A Different Response  
 
Passing Time? A Story of Community Service
 
PART TWO: GETTING A LIFE
 
Projects
 
Home from Home
 
Learning on a Saturday
 
Cascade Peer Education Drugs Programme
 
Youth Choices
Bridging the Gap  
 
Provisions
 
Advocacy
 
Direct Action! Positive Responses to Crime
 
Bullying
Mediating a Response  
 
Mental Health and Save the Children's Rights Work
 
A Friend in Need
 
Acting as an Appropriate Adult
 
Someone Who Really Cares
 
PART THREE: WORKERS TALKING
 
Fostering Young People
 
The Teacher's Story
 
The Youth Worker's Account
 
A Probation Officer's Tale
Working on Health  
 
The Residential Social Worker's Tale
 
The GP's Account
 
Sexual Health
 
Accused
 
Use of Physical Restraint in Children's Residential Care

A really valuable book that I will recommend to my students. The vignettes give a voice and insight into the lives of young people and their experiences.

Mr ALASTAIR SCOTT-MCKINLEY
School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, Ulster University
September 16, 2011

Very good practical text which can easily be used alongside placement elements of the module

Ms Melanie Feek
community & youth, College of St Mark and St John
September 29, 2010

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