This unit introduces students to the theoretical and practical frameworks used to effectively understand the role of practitioners working with young people in supporting and referring young people with social, health and wellbeing issues. The unit aims to ensure good practice in relation to youth workers acting as referral points and working collaboratively with specialist practitioners. Youth workers work from a strengths-based framework of practice and as such, students consider various strategies to use while working with young people who present with various forms of wellbeing issues including, bullying, challenging behaviours and other causal circumstances such as homelessness. This is primarily a practice unit to enable students to understand the parameters of their professional ethical practice, identify strengths-based practice, and learn how to utilise complementary practitioners to ensure the holistic health and wellbeing of young people.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be provided with a reading list via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):