Tools & Resources

This is a new post that we hope will prove useful for youth workers and all who work with young people.  Tools come courtesy of SALTO-YOUTH.net, resourced by EU funding, some as a result of collaboration between youth workers in different EU countries, including the UK.  You can sign up for SALTO-YOUTH updates via the salto-youth.org website that should also enable you to access the bigger documents directly.  Policy documents come from various sources.

Tools:

Awesome-volunteering-game – role play game to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering.

Walk-a-mile-in-my-shoes – a project to encourage empathy with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

storytelling-cookbook – a practical guide on how to use story telling to enhance creativity and learning.

toolbox-of-activities-for-minority-youth-inclusion – non-formal learning activities for work with marginalised and vulnerable groups of young people.

leaning-curve-guide-to-evaluation – to support youth organisations in increasing their capacity of reflecting on their work and thereby becoming better in explaining their latest achievements and improving their future work.

citizenship-toolkit – toolkit that contains non-formal learning activities for youth work in the fields of citizenship education, active citizenship, youth participation, European citizenship and European values.

media-literacy-resource – To non-formally educate youngsters in topics around media literacy, checking the facts, hoaxes and media propaganda.

Some excellent resources from SALTO that are too large for this website:

Creative Writing Cookbook – a toolkit to facilitate personal growth through creative writing tasks.

Peace Education Handbook – discussion starters and educational activities aimed at understanding and transforming conflict, and making peace.

Methods collection – a resource full of non-formal educational methods utilized during an international youth exchange.

Policy Papers:

If you Google ‘youth policy’ under UK postings in the last year, you are more likely to find results outlining the practices of premiership football teams than anything the government or others are doing.  However, here are a few useful resources:

Taken from YouthPolicy.org

UK Youth Policy Factsheet 2014 – useful data such as enrollment rates, youth employment rates, youth budget and spending, representation, policy & legislation etc.

Children, Young People and Participation – This paper explores academic literature and recent publications and considers the relevance of traditional participation models and theories at a time where young people have the ability to be heard and realise change in a way that bypasses formal organisations. Particular attention is given to the instigators of young people’s participation and their aims: principally this paper ends it is adults seeking individual character change at a time when young people seek radical social change.

Youth & International Development Policy – the case for investing in young people.  This briefing accompanies a report analysing secondary evidence, key expert interviews and case studies to argue for the application of a youth lens to development agency funding and policies.

Ten Actions for the next UN Secretary General to advance youth issues

Also:

Exploring sexuality and gender in national youth policies – IDAHOT 2015

Campaign for consent – addressing issues around consent in the UK curriculum

UNICEF-report-on-youth-violence – outlining the prevalence and consequences of youth violence

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