This educational tool and practice manual outlines an innovative new approach on how to transform hate in youth work settings. Focused on the youth worker, and their practice, it looks at self-awareness, taking a needs based approach, and building connections with young people though empathic listening.
Developed during a 2 year transnational project funded by Erasmus+ we started from the point of view that hate and discrimination will not be changed by taking a punitive approach, and that being able to connect, and stay connected with young people who cause hurt is an important part of making real and lasting change.
We also offer an accompanying training. What is unique to this project is that the trainers bring not just professional youth worker expertise, but also their personal experiences of identity-based discrimination.