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Starting Youth Work From Scratch

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Starting Youth Work From Scratch

This bundle is ideal for those who are just stepping into youth work for the first time. Whether you are kick-starting youth work at a church, or stepping into a new youth work role, this bundle has you covered for some of the essential youth worker needs.

Starting Youth Work From Scratch

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This bundle is ideal for those who are just stepping into youth work for the first time. Whether you are kick-starting youth work at a church, or stepping into a new youth work role, this bundle has you covered for some of the essential youth worker needs.

What's in the bundle?

Youth Work From Scratch: Martin Saunders applies his considerable experience to help youth ministries get started, or change direction for the better. He addresses a host of 'big picture' issues such as: envisioning your church; recruiting and training volunteers and different models of youth ministry. The book covers spiritual issues such as adopting strong spiritual disciplines and soliciting prayer support and considers practicalities: your first term; how do you encourage young people to lead; how do you build for the long-term and what to do when you run out of steam. This book is reflective and deeply practical, an essential book for getting started in youth work.

The Story: The Story is our research digest for all those supporting young people, within the church and beyond. It's ideal for keeping up to date on current issues affecting teenagers, with thoughts and reflections on how we can respond. It is published four times a year, and once you’ve read all the articles inside, The Story opens out into a poster capturing ‘Everything you need to know about…’ and covering a different theme each time. Social media, sexting, family life, anxiety, self-harm, gaming…it’s all there. Stick it on your office wall and share the knowledge. This "Starting Youth Work From Scratch" bundle, pays for this year's bundles and so you will receive any that have already been published, and you will be sent any more yet to be published when they are printed. You will also have access to the digital copies of our previous editions.

Playing Card bundle: The two sets of playing cards are aimed at two different age groups; secondary school age, and student age (16+) with the focus and wording of the questions modified to suit the intended audience. As a standard set of cards, these are great for playing all the usual games you might play with young people. Start a game with your young people and let the discussion flow as the questions catch their attention. They can be used in small groups, in one-to-one mentoring, as ice breakers and even as a way of passing the time on long minibus trips. Since their launch, the playing cards have become a firm favourite amongst youth workers and more than 8,000 packs have been sold.

Youthscape Dice: Emoticons are everywhere, and are a simple way of communicating complex thoughts and feelings. So we made them into dice as a resource for emotional literacy and wellbeing, as well as a way to help young people learn how to express their own stories, beliefs and experiences. There are loads of games you could play with these. We’ve given you five for starters in the accompanying booklet, but you’ll come up with more every time you use them. Use them as an ice breaker to get a group chatting, a fun game to help a group explore a story or a way of helping the group express their feelings to one another. Or take them into a one-to-one mentoring situation as a tool to help a teenager open up about a situation that they might not otherwise have words for. These are a versatile, pocket sized resource ideal for a range of youth work situations.

Safe?: Safeguarding is one of the most important things a youth worker needs to understand and practice. Safe? is for anyone working with teenagers, whether that’s professionally or in a voluntary role. It’s designed to help you recognise signs of various types of abuse or safeguarding risk by creating hypothetical situations and asking you to consider your response. As the fictional case study grows, you’ll have to decide whether or not this young person is a safeguarding concern, and how you’d respond. Once you have completed certified safeguard training, Safe? is an ideal addition and refresher to use throughout the year to remind yourself what to look out for, and it’s a great way to get teams discussing safeguarding issues without having to talk about sensitive cases.

Suitable for: Youth workers

What's in the box?

  • Youth Work From Scratch
  • Physical copies of the story that are already published for this year, and the remaining publications sent to you once they are produced.
  • Secondary Playing Cards
  • Student Age (16+) Playing Cards
  • Youthscape Dice
  • Safe?

Starting Youth Work From Scratch

£59.00

 

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Standard price £68.99 / Offer price £59.00

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