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Ethical Issues in Youth Work

By Sarah Banks

Routledge – 1999 – 224 pages

Series: Professional Ethics

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-16501-3
    February 25th 1999
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-16500-6
    February 25th 1999
    Out-of-print

Description

Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a systematic analysis of some of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their day to day practice. Among the topics discussed are:

*when to break confidentiality

*the ethics of religious conversion

*conflicts between cultures

*balancing the autonomy and control of young people

*maintaining an equilibrium between accountability to funders, empolyers and young people

This book also examines some of the key issues facing youth workers in the context of public fears of youth crime, lawlessness, drug use, teenage pregnancy and policies designed to control and contain as well as educate and care for young people.

Ethical Issues in Youth Work offers a timely and unique insight into both the perennial dilemmas of youth work practice and some of the more recent challanges faced by youth workers in the light of current public attitudes and government policy towards young poeple.

Reviews

'This is an excellent book for practioners. Youth workers have always has to deal with difficult ethical dilemmas, therefore this book will be very useful in offering guidance to the good practioner' - Alan France, Journal of Youth Studies

'This is a timely publication … [it] helps us consider the issues more profoundly.' - Community Development Section

Author Bio

Sarah Banks is Lecturer in Community and Youth Work at Durham University. She is the author of Ethics and Values in Social Work (1995).

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Description: By Sarah Banks. Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a systematic analysis of some of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their day to day practice. Among the topics discussed are:*when to break confidentiality*the ethics of religious conversion*conflicts...
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