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One of the biggest topics right now in high school parent newsletters everywhere is the Juul. It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive—you may have seen one in your teenager’s room, figuring it contains an essay on The Great Gatsby. Based on Twitter and Instagr...
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Read his book, Writing my Wrongs, in 7 hours! It is a page turner. Raw, real, humane and inspiring. A must read for all youth workers. Free at the library

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degree murder, that could very well have been the end of the story. But it wasn't. Instead, it was the beginning of a years-long journey to redemption, on...
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Great to talk about 'education' and the impact of education on a variety of measures. However, the time is now to expand our definition of education to beyond school! Education of our young people should include the role of youth work. #caosummit

#allyouthsfn Kickoff seminar starting soon. Giving lecture: youth work: a strategy for social progress? (of course, WE know the answer to that!)

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The Information Age Publishing new book series, Current Issues in Out-of-School Time, is designed with a purpose to disseminate original research and promising practices that further the OST field. This first book sets the foundation on which the series rests upon, by offering an analysis of the pro...
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Curious: how many of the 633 'likes' on this page use the term 'youth work' in your work? And if not, 'youth work' then what?

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Jon Snow tells the tragic story of attempting to help a young mother while working as a youth worker.

He remembered the episode as he "stood within the smoking remains of Grenfell Tower" (via Edinburgh TV Festival).

By: Yulkendy Valdez Freedom of speech is a right many Americans stand by with gratitude and pride. But what happens when words meet violence, wh...
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Very excited to see this out in paperback (finally!)..much more reasonably priced!!

https://www.amazon.com/Youth-Inequality…/…/ref=mt_paperback…

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Is MARRIAGE EQUALITY in Australia a reality?

The Australian Government is proposing a postal ballot (vote) to guage Australia's response to the question: "Shou...ld the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?"

This will occur from September 12.

YOUNG PEOPLE (aged 18+) wanting to have their opinion heard should HURRY UP (immediately) and

✔️ CHECK if you're enrolled to vote
✔️ UPDATE your mailing address
✔️ ENROL to vote here: http://aec.gov.au/enrol (last day is 24 August)
✔️ TAG a friend that needs to enrol to VOTE

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It is normal for children and youth to experience various types of emotional distress as they develop and mature. For example, it is common for children to experience anxiety about school, or youth to experience short periods of depression that are transient in nature. When symptoms persist, it may…
youth.gov
Jobs in after-school programs aren’t known for their high pay, but this week, at least, employees may be paid extra in appreciation.
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When asked, "How do you know a guy likes you?," an 8th grade girl replied: "He still wants to talk to you after you [give him oral sex]."
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Financial capability and literacy is “the capacity, based on knowledge, skills, and access, to manage financial resources effectively.”
youth.gov
Bernard Davies spoke at the 8th National Conference on the theme “Youth work – educative or preventative”.
indefenceofyouthwork.com