Module 01: The Youth Work Context
Module One explores the broader context of youth work and how our personal, social and political contexts shape our work as YOWs.
Module 02: Theoretical Frameworks
The lectures and resources in Module Two review the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings associated with youth work.
Module 03: Practice Frameworks
The lectures and resources in Module Three include key practice frameworks relevant to youth outreach workers in their day-to-day work with youth.
Module 04: Special Topics
Module Four covers several selected, specialized topics that are important for effectively supporting youth.
Module 05: Procedures & Policies
Module Five reviews key policies and procedures of the Youth Outreach Worker Program.
Workers primarily focus on reaching young people who are not already connected to services and systems and building trusting relationships with them. They support young people in amplifying their needs and making healthy decisions, advocating on their behalf and actively connecting them to services and opportunities. For youth and families who require intensive intervention and support, Enhanced Youth Outreach Workers (EYOWs) provide short-term therapeutic counselling that addresses immediate needs, build resiliency & prosocial skills, and help prepare them for engagement with other services and organizations. At the community level, the program works to eliminate barriers to services and identify opportunities for youth and families. It creates purposeful community connections and partnerships, supports local community development efforts, and actively brings the perspectives of the most marginalized youth and families to planning and decision-making discussions.