Social Work and Social Welfare

Working with Young People

  1. Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

    Rethinking the Myths and Misperceptions

    By Keri Weed, Jody S. Nicholson, Jaelyn R. Farris

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Whether glamorised or stigmatised, teenage parenthood is all too often used to stand for a host of social problems, and empirical research results ignored. Identifying core controversies surrounding teen pregnancy and parenting, this book resolves misperceptions using findings from large-scale,...

    To Be Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Youth Work

    Preparation for Practice

    By Jason Wood, Sue Westwood, Gill Thompson

    Professional practice is at the heart of youth work training but integrating the theory learned in class with the reality of placements can sometimes require extra support. This comprehensive textbook is designed to help students working with young people become competent and ethical practitioners,...

    To Be Published August 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Youth Justice

    Ideas, Policy, Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Roger Smith

    The exciting new edition of this well-loved textbook offers a fully expanded and revised account and analysis of the youth justice system in the UK, taking into account and fully addressing the significant changes that have taken place since the second edition in 2007.The book maintains its...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Re-engaging Young People in Education

    Learning from alternative schools

    By Martin Mills, Glenda McGregor

    Many young people failed by the school system are those who face a range of social and economic challenges due to multiple forms of injustice. This book provides an insight into the educational practices that work to re-engage young people who have become disenchanted with traditional schooling. It...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Thriving on the Front Lines

    A Guide to Strengths-Based Youth Care Work

    By Bob Bertolino

    Youth and Family Services (YFS) are part of residential and group homes, schools, social service organizations, hospitals, and family court systems. YFS include prevention, education, positive youth development, foster care, child welfare, and treatment. As YFS has evolved advances in...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Diverse Spaces of Childhood and Youth

    Gender and socio-cultural differences

    Edited by Ruth Evans, Louise Holt

    Diverse Spaces of Childhood and Youth focuses on the diverse spaces and discourses of children and youth globally. The chapters explore the influence of gender, age and other socio-cultural differences, such as race, ethnicity and migration trajectories, on the everyday lives of children and...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Young People and the Care Experience

    Research, Policy and Practice

    By Julie Shaw, Nick Frost

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    The care system looks after the most vulnerable young people in society – those who are, for a variety of reasons, unable to live with their parents. Young People and the Care Experience examines what can be done to support young people to remain at home, and if this is not possible, how they can...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Trafficked Young People

    Breaking the Wall of Silence

    By Jenny J. Pearce, Patricia Hynes, Silvie Bovarnick

    Series: Adolescence and Society

    Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call...

    Published January 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Emerging Youth Policy

    Getting Young Adults Back to Work

    By Tuukka Toivonen

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    From the 1960s onwards, Japan’s rapid economic growth coincided with remarkably smooth transitions from school to work and with internationally low levels of youth unemployment. However, this changed dramatically in the 1990s, and by the 2000s, youth employment came to be recognized as a serious...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Youth Studies

    An Introduction

    By Andy Furlong

    Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Critical Issues in Youth Work Management

    Edited by Jon Ord

    This valuable textbook communicates the complexities and controversies at the heart of youth work management, exploring key issues in a critical fashion. Written by a team of experienced youth work lecturers, the chapters cover topics such as planning, evaluation and supervision, whilst...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Advancing Youth Work

    Current Trends, Critical Questions

    Edited by Dana Fusco

    This path-breaking book brings together an international list of contributors to collectively articulate a vision for the field of youth work, sharing what they have learned from decades of experience in the training and education of youth workers. Carefully designed evaluation and research studies...

    Published August 28th 2011 by Routledge

  13. Keywords in Youth Studies

    Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges

    Edited by Nancy Lesko, Susan Talburt

    With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  14. Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners

    Edited by Simon Bradford, Fin Cullen

    Rigorous research is crucial to effective work with young people and increasingly youth practitioners need to be able to develop, review and evidence their work using a variety of research and assessment tools. This text equips students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of research...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Educational Experiences of Hidden Homeless Teenagers

    Living Doubled-Up

    By Ronald E. Hallett

    Homeless youth face countless barriers that limit their ability to complete a high school diploma and transition to postsecondary education. Their experiences vary widely based on family, access to social services, and where they live. More than half of the 1.5 million homeless youth in America are...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge

  16. Ethical Issues in Youth Work

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sarah Banks

    This fully updated new edition of Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a comprehensive overview and discussion of a range of ethical challenges facing youth workers in their everyday practice. The first part offers a clear outline of the nature of professional ethics, relevant ethical theories and...

    Published May 20th 2010 by Routledge

  17. Equality, Participation and Inclusion 1

    Diverse Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jon Rix, Melanie Nind, Kieron Sheehy, Katy Simmons, Christopher Walsh

    What are the experiences of children and young people? How can we think about the challenges they face? What systems and practices can support them? How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings? This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion...

    Published November 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  18. Equality, Participation and Inclusion 2

    Diverse Contexts, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Rix, Melanie Nind, Kieron Sheehy, Katy Simmons, John Parry, Rajni Kumrai

    What are the experiences of children and young people? How can we think about the challenges they face? What systems and practices can support them? How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings? This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion...

    Published October 31st 2010 by Routledge

  19. Young People with Anti-Social Behaviours

    Practical Resources for Professionals

    By Kathy Hampson

    Series: David Fulton / Nasen

    The media today suggests that many young people are becoming involved in anti-social behaviour. But increasing amounts of legislation and ASBOs neither seem to have addressed the real issues nor solved the problem, and may simply add to the frustrations of all those involved. Kathy Hampson’s...

    Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge

  20. Learning to Fail

    How Society Lets Young People Down

    By Fran Abrams

    During a decade of relative prosperity from the mid-1990s onward, governments across the developed world failed to crack one major issue – youth unemployment. Even when economic growth was strong, one young person in 10 in the United Kingdom was neither working nor learning. As the boom ended, the...

    Published September 16th 2009 by Routledge

  21. Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Gerald P. Mallon

    Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of...

    Published March 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  22. Young People and Sexual Exploitation

    'It's Not Hidden, You Just Aren't Looking'

    By Jenny J. Pearce

    Work with sexually exploited young people can be rewarding yet difficult. They can be hard to access, often presenting challenging behaviour. Sometimes it is painful to hear their life stories, whether these include abuse through the Internet or exploitation experienced through having been...

    Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge