Are high risk adolescents more likely to seek help from youth workers rather than teachers?

Practitioners who work with high-risk adolescents (HRA) often wonder who such adolescents turn to for help in times of crisis. A recent Israeli study looked at the differing reasons HRAs seek help from youth workers versus others, e.g. parents, peers and teachers. Youth workers were defined as workers in non-mainstream educational settings, which specialise in dealing with adolescents at risk.…

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Making the latest research accessible to Out of Home Care and Youth Justice Practitioners

The objective of my blog is to make the latest research accessible to Child Protection, Out of Home Care (OoHC) and Youth Justice (YJ) professionals and carers (i.e. referred collectively as ‘Practitioners’). It aims to answer the question of ‘what works’ for families and children involved the child protection and youth justice systems. The blog promotes accessibility by using plain…

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