Youth Work that is of Value

Youth Work that is of Value: Towards a Model of Best Practice     

Bruce, J., Boyce, K., Campbell, J., Harrington, J., Major, D. & Williams, A. (2009). Youth Work that is of value: Towards a model of best practice. Youth Studies Australia, 28,2.


A journal article written by the members of the Wayne Francis Trust Youth Advisory group in 2008 which this current document builds upon. The key concepts advocated in this article are;

  • Connectivity – long term and sustainable, community involvement, authentic relationship

  • Strengths Based – accentuate positives/ strengths instead of focussing on problem

  • Capacity Building – resources are targeted towards building strengths in staff and young people, building resilience

  • Contextual and Systemic Considerations

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