Ethical Issues in Youth Work

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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.
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Presents a systematic analysis of some of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their day-to-day practice. Among topics discussed are confidentiality, ethics of religious conversion, conflicts between cultures, and maintaining an equilibrium between accountability to funders, employers, and young people. Examines challenges facing youth works in the context of public fears of youth crime and drug use, and government policies to control and educate young people. Banks is lecturer in community and youth work at Durham University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"This fully updated new edition of Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a comprehensive overview and discussion of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their everyday practice." - Hilary Orpin, Greenwich University

"Still hugely relevant and now more current, this new edition will support all those working in youth services to deliberate the application of youth work ethics with an awareness of the diversity of practice in this specific field." - Tyrrell Golding, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415165006
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/1999
  • Series: Professional Ethics Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Banks is Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, UK.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Series editor's preface
1 Ethics and the Youth Worker 3
2 Ethics in an Age of Austerity: 'Work-Welfare' and the Regulation of Youth 21
3 Professional Ethics, Accountability and the Organisational Context of Youth Work 37
4 Resourcing Youth Work: Dirty Hands and Tainted Money 55
5 The Youth Worker as Guide, Philosopher and Friend: The Realities of Participation and Empowerment 77
6 Youth Workers as Controllers: Issues of Method and Purpose 93
7 The Youth Worker as Converter: Ethical Issues in Religious Youth Work 110
8 Youth Workers as Mediators and Interpreters: Ethical Issues in Work with Black Young People 125
9 The Youth Worker as Confidante: Issues of Welfare and Trust 145
10 Rights-Based Approaches to Work with Young People 164
11 Young People as Researchers: Ethical Issues in Participatory Research 181
Index 200
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