This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions.

Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for enhancing resilience and addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people. Topics covered include:

  • Depression, suicide, and self-harm
  • Substance Abuse
  • Problematic Sexual Behavior
  • Marginalized Youth
  • Mental Health Issue
  • Peer Mentoring and Building on Strengths
  • Cults and Gangs
  • Bullying
  • Firelighting

Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics.

This book is ideal for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counseling, and education.

Engaging Young People Collaboratively

Engaging young people collaboratively

Because you are reading this book, I thought you might be interested to know what motivated me to invite a group of international authors to join with me in putting it together.

For many years, I have worked as a counsellor in both mental health systems and private practice. In these environments I have tended to specialize in working with young people and their families.

My work with young people has convinced me that they are not an homogeneous group. Each young person is an individual with their own attitudes, beliefs, constructs, behaviours and unique responses to the challenges presented to them. I have discovered that the strategies and interventions I use with a particular young person during counselling have ...

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