“Ways and Means of Working with Older Teens” was NYCI’s annual thematic conference which took place in 2009.
The conference examined the social context and the role of youth organisations; seeking to identify opportunities and develop positive, creative and innovative ways of working with and providing supports for older teens.
The one day event facilitated debate and discussion on the barriers and challenges of engaging with and working with older teenagers in the current climate, and explored opportunities and methods of improving practice and service delivery.
The conference included inputs from keynote speakers followed by a series of facilitated roundtable discussions, which resulted in the identification of best practice recommendations for workers, youth organisations and NYCI. A report will be published in early 2010 with the outcomes of these discussions.
Keynote address by Dr. Paul Millar