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Trudi Cooper

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 1: Defining Youth Work: Exploring the Boundaries, Continuity and Diversity of Youth Work Practice

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Defining Youth Work: Exploring the Boundaries, Continuity and Diversity of Youth Work Practice
Defining Youth Work: Exploring the Boundaries, Continuity and Diversity of Youth Work Practice
Trudi Cooper
Introduction: Defining Youth Work – The Need and the Difficulties

The general public, politicians and novice youth workers do not find it easy to understand how youth work relates to other forms of work with youth in the education, welfare and recreation sectors. A definition of youth work that delineates boundaries between youth work and other types of work with young people would have a number of benefits. It would make it easier for those outside youth work to understand and value what youth workers do, and to support the conditions required for successful youth ...

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