Posted: Fri 17th Jun 2016

Wrexham Glyndwr University to host a series of workshops for Youth Work Week

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016

Wrexham Glyndwr University is hosting a series of workshops as part of Youth Work Week in Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The university’s Youth and Community team and professionals in the field are offering free development opportunities throughout the week, running from June 23 – 30. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

During Youth Work Week in Wales the Welsh Government initiative aims to provide youth workers and young people the opportunity to celebrate the achievements and impacts of youth work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jess Achilleos, lecturer on the Youth and Community Programme, said: “Wrexham Glyndwr University is the home of youth work Wales, with more than 37 years’ experience of delivering youth work education at its site in Wrexham. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It is therefore fitting that we draw on our expertise and contacts to support Youth Work Week and share the good practice that is happening across the region.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The series of training events will be open to youth workers and other professionals working with young people, students, but also anyone who is interested in finding out more about work with young people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The week also aims to promote a wider understanding and support for youth work and promoting the benefits of youth work. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Participants can choose from workshops on working with LGBT young people, tackling legal highs, bid writing, working creatively with young people and working with young people at risk of radicalisation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jess added: “Unfortunately it is difficult time for youth and community work, both locally and nationally and this is a real opportunity to celebrate and promote youth work; the benefits that it has for young people and also opportunities for youth work education here at Wrexham Glyndwr University.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The university will host a series of free workshops held each day 10am-12noon on campus, including, youth work practice in relation to LGBT young people; prevent agenda; an introduction to bid writing; working therapeutically with vulnerable young people and developing social enterprises to create opportunities and income and how to tackle former legal highs and volatile substance abuse. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The week will culminate with a celebration event to round up the week on June 30, 12-3pm. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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