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Handbook – Youth Information

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2012

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

The nature of youth information work varies greatly depending on many different variables such as area, demography and age range. This handbook contains advice, guidance and suggestions for delivering good quality youth information work. It is not meant to be a definitive set of instructions because of those different variables. These considerations have been taken into account so that it caters for the delivery of a wide range of information work across the whole spectrum of Youth Work. This includes it being useable by a voluntary worker in a community hall for two hours a week to a full time professional seeking to establish a youth information service. 

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

What is Excellent Youth Work?

Author: Darrel Williams, University of Wales Trinity Saint David 2013

Short paper discussing some of the characteristics which contribute towards young people having an enjoyable, challenging experience from which they can learn through the process of working with a reflective, effective practitioner.

The discussion group included teaching staff and students of the BA Youth and Community Work Programme at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. The group took part in a Socratic dialogue on the topic ‘what is excellent Youth Work’, deciding to explore a residential project which has taken place a number of years before.  The group explored questions about the project for two hours and the paper is an interpretation of notes taken at the time of the discussion. 

Handbook – Youth Workers in Schools

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2011

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

This handbook has been developed to introduce, explain or expand on existing knowledge and experience in relation to delivering youth work in schools.

In seeking to meet the outcomes for young people focussed upon in the Youth Work Curriculum Statement for Wales and the National Youth Service Strategy for Wales, this document encourages consideration of how best to ensure young people across Wales have opportunities to engage with non-formal learning within the school environment. The National Assembly for Wales has in recent years emphasised the need for Community Focused Schools. “A community focused school is one that provides a range of services and activities, often beyond the school day, to help meet the needs of its pupils, their families and the wider community”. Whilst recognizing the scope for youth services to play a key role in Community Focused Schools during the evening and holidays and reaching a wider population of young people, this handbook will consider youth work provision during school time and will focus mainly on engaging disaffected young people.

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

 

 

 

Handbook – Young People with Disabilities

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2012

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

The aim of this handbook is to support youth work practitioners who work with young people aged 11-25 who have a disability, in a variety of settings in Wales. To give you an understanding of the wider diversity of disabled people, how to support in removing the negative barriers and give you some examples in planning a disability awareness session. 

The handbook has been developed to introduce, explain or expand on existing knowledge and experience in relation to working with young people with a disability. In seeking to meet the outcomes for young people focussed upon in the Youth Work Curriculum Statement for Wales and the National Youth Service Strategy for Wales, this document encourages consideration of how to develop opportunities to broaden the knowledge, understanding and life experiences of young people who engage with youth service provision in Wales.

The ideas and opinions expressed within this handbook are not intended to be a prescriptive way of developing activities for young people with a disability. Rather, the document contains suggested methods and approaches when considering the individual needs of young people with disabilities and how best to support them to reach their potential within an inclusive setting which considers the needs of all young people participating in activities. 

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

Handbook – Volunteering

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2012

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

The intention of this handbook is to introduce, explain, or expand on existing knowledge with regard to volunteering within the youth and community sector and the role of a volunteer within these settings. 

Volunteering involves a degree of personal commitment which brings a sense of achievement and fulfilment for whatever reason an individual chooses to volunteer. It is also fundamental that volunteers are recognised for their commitment to volunteering within a project, activity or organisation; this handbook will highlight some ways in which recognition and appreciation can be provided as well as signposting for projects and includes case studies from volunteers. 

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

Handbook – Social Enterprise

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2012

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

This handbook explores Social Enterprise and considers how young people and youth work organisations might go about setting one up. 

The handbook is intended to give some ideas, advice, guidance and practical tools to help an organisation wishing to develop a social enterprise. Social enterprise is about running as a Business with the aim of generating a profit as well as having social aims. As a result it is important to use business tools and planning. None of the methods outlined in this handbook will be new to people and a number are using existing youth work models but they are ones that are applicable or can be adapted to good business practice. 

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

Handbook – Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship

Author: CWVYS, various authors 2012

Between 2009-2011 CWVYS was commissioned by the Welsh Government to facilitate the research and publishing of Youth Work Methodology Handbooks or best practice guides for youth workers in Wales. CWVYS facilitated this work by bringing together voluntary youth organisations and maintained local authority youth services. This document is part of a library of Good Practice Methodology Handbooks for Youth Work in Wales. 

This handbook is an introduction to ESDGC, and is not intended to be comprehensive. There are already lots of brilliant ESDGC resources, and this handbook will direct you to them where appropriate. This guide does not aim to replace these resources, or duplicate them. Rather, it draws on the expertise of others and attempts to bring together the range of resources and opportunities available, to provide a starting point for youth workers seeking to incorporate ESDGC into their work.

[CWVYS does not represent that the information contained in the handbook is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall accept no liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this website or for any reliance placed by any person on the information.] 

 

 

 

Career Pack g: Handouts

Author: CWVYS &Promo Cymru 2008

Youth work career pack produced for the Welsh Assembly Government by the Council for Wales of Voluntary Services (CWVYS) and Promo Cymru. 

The part contains all the photocopiable resources and handouts for the sessions including icebreakers and exercises. The evaluation sheet gives feedback to the tutor and organisation regarding the effectiveness of the session. The follow-up action plan pro forma and age related next steps and options handout included in session 3, all designed to help the facilitator give future support to young people who have expressed an interest in having more information on career options. A certificate of attendance for young people has also been included.

Pavilion Out of Hours Report

Author: Steve Khaireh, Butetown Pavilion 2011

Report of a project in the Butetown area of Cardiff. The Pavilion Out of Hours Project was launched in response to a need identified by young people and practitioners working in the youth services to provide an accessible, affordable and a good quality service for young people living in the area.

The project has been developed to address the issues of anti social behaviour, substance misuse, poor nutrition, and poor access to other services. The Service aims to provide flexible educational facilities to young people within their communities to enable the best possible use of premises and resources.

Particular emphasis is placed on securing services for young people who have had the least benefit from the education system and encourages their wider participation in the Service. The project links with the objectives of local and national strategies for adolescent improvement.

Outside 4 Walls: Quality Standards for Implementing Detached and Outreach Youth Work

Author: Eifion Williams, Liam Kealy, Wales Youth Agency 1999

A guide to quality standards for implementing detached and outreach youth work. Includes:- Definitions; Principles; Working Environment; Management and Supervision. A sample budget is also included. Bilingual WYA 'Newsline' paper.