Joined-up practice : five areas of exemplary practice for social workers and educators to re-engage homeless youth

Crane, Philip R. & Livock, Cheryl A. (2012) Joined-up practice : five areas of exemplary practice for social workers and educators to re-engage homeless youth. Youth Studies Australia, 31(2), pp. 44-52.

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Young people seen as ‘at risk’ are a substantial focus across a wide range of policy and practice fields in national and international contexts. This article addresses two of those fields, youth homelessness and youth failing to obtain a basic education that will give them access to employment and full community participation as active citizens. By comparing solutions to the problems of youth homelessness and youth educationally at risk, the article distils key meta-characteristics useful for both social workers and educators in mutually supporting some of the most at risk young people in our communities today. This is what the authors term ‘a joined-up practice’.

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ID Code: 53686
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: At risk youth, At risk young people, Alternative education , Homeless youth, Youth work practice, Youth homelessness
ISSN: 1038-2569
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors
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Deposited On: 17 Sep 2012 23:12
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 02:10

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