critical youth work

November 08, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Youth workers are the most critical factor in the success of a youth program, but what is youth work in Ontario really like? This dynamic and interactive panel discussed the professional, personal, and political complexities of youth work. Our panelists shared insights from frontline youth work, policy tables, advocacy groups, and grassroots, youth-led initiatives. Together with #KtA2018 participants, they explored strategic ways to document, navigate, and advocate for and against these complexities of Ontario’s...
November 05, 2018
This poster was created by YouthREX.Presenters:Uzo Anucha, PhD (Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Academic Director, YouthREX, York University); Sinthu Srikanthan (MSW, Research Associate, YouthREX, York University); Cyril J. Cromwell, PhD (c) (Learning and Development Manager, YouthREX, York University).Abstract:Situated between the private and public sectors, the Ontario youth sector is often tasked with designing community-focused and community-based solutions to system-level barriers and inequities for Ontario’s youth. Youth workers, as frontline staff, are a vital component of...
November 17, 2017
YouthREX Research Summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know!    This summary provides a concise overview of the article in nine sections: Introduction Optimism in Fractious Times Youth Work as a Special Relationship Power and The Power of Unthinking Consent Purpose and Context in Youth Work Today Developing Socially Useful Theory Critical Youth Work: A Model for Practice Critical Practice Stems from Critical Practitioners Conclusion and Take-Away Points HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS ARTICLE:Critical youth-work practice is crucial at a time when the changing policy context...