Group Work Training in Youth Development
In the current economic situation it is rare for a parent to stay home to raise her or his children or even for families to hire private caregivers. Thus, after-school and other community programs have become the context of choice for meeting social and developmental needs of young people from all walks of life, and the youth development field has been at the forefront of action to secure attention and funds for such programs. Youth workers face many complexities in building and maintaining caring relationships with young people, however; and while they are highly invested in their work, they often still lack credentials, adequate supervision, and professional training. The purpose of Group Work Training in Youth Development is for participants to have skill in applying social group work concepts, principles, and methods to their practice.
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: February 15, 2017. Submit your Symposium Presentation Proposal now! Click here to learn more.
Call for Papers: Groupwork in Practice - The new Groupwork in Practice section of Groupwork will provide an opportunity to publish papers that are more descriptive of groupwork in practice, learn more here.
2017 Groupwork Student Essay Competition - Whiting and Birch are happy to announce the third Groupwork Essay Prize of $100.00. Student groupworkers are invited to submit an essay or paper on any aspect of their practice of groupwork. Any student on a first degree or masters program, or those who have graduated in 2016, may submit an essay or paper (maximum 5,000 words) for the prize.
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