101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work

101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work

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By (author) Vanessa Rogers

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 278mm x 14mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849051879
  • ISBN 13: 9781849051873
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 396,357

Product description

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11--19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as gender stereotypes, offending behaviour, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise and negotiation. From role-play and arts and crafts to discussion and quizzes, there are over 100 ideas to meet the needs of young people who choose to meet on the street, which can also be adapted for use elsewhere. This second edition includes information on what detached and outreach work is, tips and ideas on how to get started, staying safe guidelines, and over 30 revised or new activities. This invaluable resource will be used time and again by detached and outreach youth workers, mobile projects, community development officers, street wardens, and youth offending teams - in fact anyone working with young people who needs tried and tested ideas for games and activities to engage and motivate outside of building-based provision.

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Author information

Vanessa Rogers is a qualified teacher and youth worker with over ten years' experience both at practitioner and management levels. Prior to becoming a nationally acclaimed youth work consultant, Vanessa managed a wide range of services for young people including a large youth centre and targeted detached projects in Hertfordshire, UK. Vanessa has written a number of popular resource books aimed at those working with young people, including Working with Young Women, 2nd edition, Working with Young Men, 2nd edition, Cyberbullying, and Let's Talk Relationships, 2nd edition, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Vanessa's website can be found at www.vanessarogers.co.uk.

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101 Things to Do on the Street has... a down - to - earth, practical approach, and includes tips, advice, and potential pitfalls to be mindful of when planning and delivering this type of service... a good resource for any youth worker to have in their kit.' - Counselling, Children and Young People. 'The activities and tasks recommended cost very little and can be developed within minutes. There are many creative exercises such as quick photos, tie-dye, Halloween lanterns and some more challenging situations and quizzes for example, how much do you drink, leaving home, exploring attitudes... This is a book that will be used time and time again. I would also recommend this for teachers and counsellors, as some of the exercises are excellent for getting those difficult conversations started. -- Children's Webmag.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. About the Author. Introduction. Icebreakers. Activities and Games. Projects. Evaluation.