What does it mean to practice youth work ethically? How does ethical theory relate to the youth work profession? What are the moral dilemmas confronting youth workers today, and how should practitioners respond? Youth Work Ethics examines these questions and more and should be on the reading lists of all youth work trainees and practitioners. A wide range of topics are covered, including: confidentiality; sexual propriety; dependence and empowerment; equity of provision; interprofessional working; managing dual relationships; working across cultures; working within an agency.

Working Ethically Across Difference

Working Ethically Across Difference

Working ethically across difference


Cross-cultural work, or working across difference, is typical within the youth work field, and is becoming more so the more globalised the world becomes. Ethical practice in the face of sometimes striking cultural difference is more complex than in a single cultural environment (if any such thing exists). In the face of prejudice and negative discrimination routinely experienced by members of minority groups, it is all the more necessary to think critically and reflectively about our practice, especially the often unconscious tendency to prefer our own kind, to see our ways as superior, our arrangements as normal, our people as better, and our cultures as more advanced or progressive.

The last chapter dealt with the core principles of justice ...

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