New Chapter: Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit
Working with young people affected by homelessness
The NYCI Equality and Intercultural Programme is delighted to share the next addition to our Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit with you: Working with young people who are affected by homelessness.
This chapter looks at the needs of young people who have experienced, or who are at risk of, homelessness and offers examples of how youth services can meet their needs.
- using a trauma informed approach in youth work practice;
- working within a community of coalition and action; and
- using mediation to support families to resolve past and/ or current disagreements and conflict.
It presents relevant demographics and it looks at youth homelessness as a distinct area of policy concern, recognising young people as our hidden homeless. It considers how homelessness impacts on the social and psychological well-being of young people.
It also considers how young peoples’ journeys through and out of homelessness typically involve a range of events and experiences that extend beyond housing needs.
You can download the chapter here.
In addition, we are delighted to bring you an updated version of our Chapter on Working with young Travellers. This chapter presents updated demographics and facts on the Traveller Community with inputs from Liz Loftus and Western Traveller & Intercultural Development [WTID]. You can also access all 15 chapter of the Access All Areas Diversity Toolkit, as well as the supporting video series.