Recently a couple of our Youth Development Workers had the opportunity to attend a youthwork conference with a difference. At Choices we want to always offer the highest quality services that we can. We love to dig ourselves deep into current research so you’ll often see us at conferences and courses; from attachment and bereavement to YOLO and xenophobia we want to understand our young people and the tools and capacities we need to assist them.
The Youthwork Summit (YWS) is a large scale one day conference where speakers – whether experts in their fields or youth workers doing unique work – are given 10 or 15 minutes to address a particular aspect of youthwork. This focused approach encourages a higher quality of presentation, brings to the surface information which is relevant to the whole audience and allows for a plethora of speakers. Accompanied by a handpicked selection of youthwork organisations and NGOs in the stalls, the summit offered real inspiration from and for those working with young people as well as opportunities for networking.
In the same way that we want to help young people understand their relationships we want you to understand young people. Check out one speaker – Meg Cannon who has recently launched TheKokostory.com an online positive-discovery project for girls – as she tells the stories teenage girls living around us.
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