In preparation for the conference, please take time to read the interesting article by Tony Jeffs and the two white papers noted here. They will be foundational resources for the conversations during the retreat, and we’d like everyone to come prepared.
Valuing Youth Work, by Tony Jeffs and Mark Smith. Youth & Policy, 100th Anniversary Issue, Published by The National Youth Agency.
Beyond Core Competencies: Practitioner Expertise as a Critical Component of Quality, by Kate Walker and Cece Gran. University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development
Once We Know It, We Can Grow ItQuality Nonformal Learning Opportunities and Youth Work Practice, by Joyce Walker, Cece Gran and Deborah Moore. University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development
A Curriculum for Youth Work, by Jon Ord. Youth Studies Australia (2008), Vol. 24, No. 4
Competencies for Professional Child and Youth Work Practitioners, Revised 2010. Compiled and edited by Martha Mattingly. Originally published in Journal of Child and Youth Care Work (2002), Vol 17, 16-49
National Child and Youth Care Practitioner Professional Certification: Promoting Competent Care for Children and Youth, by Dale Curry, Frank Eckles, Carol Stuart and Basil Qaqish. Child Welfare, Vol. 89 No. 2
At the conference participants will receive a copy of Essays in the history of youth and community work.