Tag Archives: Youth work

What does Gandhi have to say about youth work?

In 2006 I was invited to write a paper on Gandhi as part of a series called “What does … have to say about youth work?” for the journal Youth & Policy. Here is a version with a couple of … Continue reading

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Conflict and homeless youth

This is an article I wrote over 20 years ago in Youth Studies.  When writing about my response to the Four Corners program, Australia’s Shame, about the treatment of teenagers in detention in the Northern Territory, I had another look … Continue reading

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Australia’s Shame – some thoughts on the treatment of youth in detention

I’ve just watched the Four Corners program on the treatment of youth (mainly Indigenous) in detention in Northern Territory – Australia’s Shame. Like many others I found the horrific video of the treatment of teenagers shocking and very disturbing. There … Continue reading

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Nonviolence as a Framework for Youth Work Practice

A philosophy of nonviolence provides a potential framework for youth workers. I  discuss key principles of nonviolence, presents a model of nonviolent youth work practice and discusses implications for youth workers. The model is intended as a tool for youth … Continue reading

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Youth work and the police

Last night Lateline (ABC1) had a story about young people in care and the risk that they would end up in the legal system. One of the issues they highlighted was the tendency for police to be called for relatively … Continue reading

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