Youth Works – Book

Youth Works – Book

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A very practical book about working with young people and is full of practical ways to explore the questions about the sorts of lives young people wish to lead.

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A very practical book about working with young people.

Read for yourself: Examples of Peter’s work are available to read on this site.
Read Chapter 1 of Youthworks

This book, which has now sold thousands of copies and is in use across the world, is full of practical ways to explore the questions about the sorts of lives young people wish to lead. ‘Youthworks’ presents a way of ‘talking’ with young people that is both powerful and compelling. It combines the insight of therapeutic questioning with the intrigue of theatre; the joy of physical movement with the revealing openness of drawing; the power of humour with the depth of meaningful conversation. The approach is uniquely creative and accessible. This is an important book for anyone who works with young people either individually or in groups, in families or in couples.

‘Youthworks’ is full of creative and down-to-earth ways to explore with young people the questions and dilemmas that confront them in today’s world. Do I want to take drugs? Do I really want to have sex with this person? Do I want to leave home? Why am I so angry? What’s important to me? What do I want out of life? Why do I feel so awful? ‘Youthworks’ presents a way of ‘talking’ with young people that is both powerful and compelling. It combines the insight of therapeutic questioning with the intrigue of theatre; the joy of physical movement with the revealing openness of drawing; the power of humour with the depth of meaningful conversation. The approach is uniquely creative and accessible. This is an important book for anyone who works with young people either individually or in groups, in families or in couples.

The following is an email I received about the book and I thought it was just great.

‘Hey peter,
Just a quick note to say i loved the book dude. It looks at age old problems in a slightly diff way and i love that. Really got me thinking. If youth work really is about engaging young people, there is a real lack of info about the nuts and bolts of the actual engagement. Your book is different to all my other texts and i love it. Its dog eared, highlighted, stained and being put to good use man, cheers.’
Russell, Youth Worker.

And I am delighted with these other comments:

‘An invaluable resource for anyone who works with young people’
Carmen, Clinical Psychologist.

‘Sometimes we all need to ask: Is this working? This book provides a realistic and creative base for change in the way we look at working with young people. Practical and realistic.’
Sally, Youth Worker.

‘This book presents a wonderfully direct and engaging use of theatre techniques in therapy and education.’
Paul, Lecturer in Performance Studies and Community Theatre.

‘This is not a text book but a guide for both young people and adults. It is honest and involving and I enjoyed reading it. It taught me alot about open communication between adults and young people.’
Anna, 18 years old.

‘There is much in this book that is helpful. It deepened my understanding of the processes involved in working with young people and it extended me in being helpful, spontaneous, respectful, and creative in my work.’
Tirrania, Community Worker.

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