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Summary of national policy for the provision of services to young people in Wales 1844-2020

Author: John Rose, 2020
This paper provides an overview of policy at UK, national and local level, determining how services to young people in Wales will be developed and delivered. This does not intend to examine government policy in any depth. Rather, it intends to provide a broad overview as a means of providing a foundation for further investigation.

Improving the Level of Self-Esteem

Author: Alun Davies, STYLE Training 2020
Draft paper - A Practitioner’s Overview to Holistic Learning.

An impact on self-esteem through the enhancement of an individual’s cognition.

The objective of this discussion paper is to create a dialogue on the projected impact that non formal learning may have on a learner’s cognition. There are no attempts to present extensive research evidence relevant to the propositions made but selective theories will appear, where necessary, to offer clarity to the propositions, and aid the discussion.

The proposition argues that with the evidence/data collected, and set against the cognitive/learning skills, that are embedded within the standardised framework, it will demonstrate the positive connection that exists between enhanced cognition and improved self-esteem

The marketisation and instrumentalisation of young people – Where is the love?

Author: Mick Conroy, University of South Wales 2019




Keynote talk: Cardiff & Vale College Conference 27th June 2019

The most visible differentiation between models of youth work across Europe exists in tensions between (positive) welfare-based and (deficit) target-based approaches. Any proponents of a more welfare-based youth work model often find themselves conflicted by the current growth of a neo-liberal, ‘New managerialist’ culture, which demands results based accountability and targeted, risk-assessed interventions.

During this talk, Mick Conroy, Course Leader for (BA Hons) Youth & Community Work Degree at USW challenged youth workers to re-imagine their current practice and examines the potential role that a ‘hybrid’ (PETAL) model of youth work practice and social pedagogy theory might play in achieving one of the key principles of Council of Europe (2008) of integrating young people into society.



Youth work and social pedagogy: towards consideration of a hybrid model

Author: Mick Conroy, University of South Wales 2019




The most visible differentiation between models of youth justice across Europe exists in tensions between welfare-based and justice-based approaches. Proponents of welfare-based interventions often find themselves conflicted by the current growth of a neo-liberal, nationalistic, and perhaps at times xenophobic political climate across Europe, calling for tougher sanctions and sentences for young offenders. As a consequence, the promotion of any primarily welfare-based approaches within youth justice settings across Europe has been slow to emerge within key strategies to develop effective interventions with young offenders.

This paper explores the merits of a youth justice model which embraces the welfare based ‘young people first - offenders second’ approach, and examines the potential role that a hybrid model of youth work practice and social pedagogy theory might play in achieving one of the key principles of Council of Europe (2008) of integrating young offenders back into society, and not their marginalisation and social exclusion.

 



How successful is a Caerphilly Learning Pathway Centre from the perspectives of young people, teachers and youth workers?

Author: Lucy Hill, University of South Wales 2018
BA(Hons) Youth & Community Work (Youth Justice) Dissertation.

This small scale research study involves a case study asking a question of whether a Learning Pathway Centre in Caerphilly is seen to be successful based on the perceptions of young people, teachers, and youth workers.

Exploring the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse on Young People’s Romantic Relationships

Author: Ruth Cameron, University of South Wales 2017
BA (Hons) Youth & Community Work Dissertation.

The purpose of this study was to identify the impact that Child Sexual Abuse can have upon young people reaching adolescence, with the intentions to understand how cognitive, emotional, social and educational development may be impaired.

TAG Seminar Newport: Young People, Resilience and Well-being – Programme and Speakers

Author: USW 2018
One in a series of seven UK-wide policy and practice seminars in 2018 organised by TAG, the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. This seminar, held in USW Newport, focussed on the topic of resilience and well-being with inputs from Steve Smith, Jo Sims, Dusty Kennedy, Samantha Howells and Laura Tranter.

This document includes the programme, pen picture of speakers and delegate list.

TAG Seminar Newport: Young People, Resilience and Well-being – Laura Tranter

Author: USW 2018
One in a series of seven UK-wide policy and practice seminars in 2018 organised by TAG, the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. This seminar, held in USW Newport, focussed on the topic of resilience and well-being with inputs from Steve Smith, Jo Sims, Dusty Kennedy, Samantha Howells and Laura Tranter.

View programme, pen picture of speakers and delegate list

TAG Seminar Newport: Young People, Resilience and Well-being – Samantha Howells

Author: USW, Samantha Howells 2018
One in a series of seven UK-wide policy and practice seminars in 2018 organised by TAG, the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. This seminar, held in USW Newport, focussed on the topic of resilience and well-being with inputs from Steve Smith, Jo Sims, Dusty Kennedy, Samantha Howells and Laura Tranter.

View programme, pen picture of speakers and delegate list

TAG Seminar Newport: Young People, Resilience and Well-being – Dusty Kennedy

Author: USW, Dusty Kennedy 2018
One in a series of seven UK-wide policy and practice seminars in 2018 organised by TAG, the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work. This seminar, held in USW Newport, focussed on the topic of resilience and well-being with inputs from Steve Smith, Jo Sims, Dusty Kennedy, Samantha Howells and Laura Tranter.

View programme, pen picture of speakers and delegate list