This page is a ‘work in progress’ and as such is always going to be partial, in that we will never be able to gather the vast array of online youth work resources in one site.
It is designed to provide access Sources of Information for thinking, talking and writing for, and about, youth work; and Resources for Practice, for planning, doing, reflecting on and evaluating youth work.
This page is not a reproduction of the further reading and information contained in the downloadable resource for each unit in the modules. You can check the modules and units out here.
The material is organised by alphabetical order by title under each heading. The page will soon be searchable. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to update or add additional Sources or Resources.
All of the material we link to, is itself open-source and freely available by clicking the embedded link which will open on a new page.
Resources for Practice
| A practical guide to including seldom-heard children & young people in|
decision-making . Comhairle na nÓg, Ireland 2014
|Capturing Magic: A Tool for Evaluating Outcomes in Youth Arts Projects [NYCI]|
|CDYSB Toolkit for Quality Youth Work (2008) Ireland|
|Co-creating Youth Spaces: A Practice Based Guide for Youth |
|Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Worker Associations |
|Creators not Consumers, Mark Smith. 1982|
|Ideas in Action in Youth Work (In Practice and In Theory).|
Centre for effective Service, Ireland.
|Innovation in Youth Work -Thinking in Practice. George |
Williams College , London.
| LGBT Safe & Supportive Schools Toolkit Creating schools that are fully inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People. |
BeLonG To, Ireland. 2016
|Maker Activities in Youth Work – Verke Finland 2019|
|National Youth Council of Ireland Resources|
|NYCI Equality and Intercultural Youth Work and Resources|
|‘Starting Out’, The National Induction Training Programme for |
|SALTO Educational Tools Portal|
|Skill IT Digital Pathways for Youth Work|
|STEM in Youth Work Maker Project: Final Report NYCI|
|Steps to Inclusive Youth Work – Toolkit for the Youth Sector [NYCI]|
|Story-telling in Youth Work [IDYW] Online Resource|
|Supervision Scrapbook. Rob Baxter and Trissel Eriksen (2nd ed.) 2018 NZ|
|T-Kits ‘easy-to-use handbooks for use in training and study sessions’|
EU-CoE Youth Partnership
|Transforming Hate in Youth Settings. An educational tool and |
practice manual. 2018.
|Using non-formal learning and interactive methods in Youth work |
|What’s the Photostory?’ Youth Work Ireland Tipperary|
|Young People and Extremism. A Resource Pack for Youth Workers. SALTO Cultural Diversity and The British Council|
|Youth Link Scotland Toolkits|
|Youth Work Essentials. The CoE Youth Work Portfolio|
|Youth Work Quality Assessment: The Self and Peer Assessment Model.|
Kanuuna Network & The City of lappeenranta, Finland. 2015
Some Interesting Websites
|Centre for Multicultural Youth, Australia|
|Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Associations|
|ComMutiny, The Youth Collective, India|
|Digital Youth Work Europe|
|Estonian Youth Work Centre|
|EU-CoE Youth Partnership|
|Infed.org – a space to explore education, learning and social action|
|Leargas. irish National Erasmus+ Agency|
|National Youth Council of Ireland [NYCI]|
|Professional Open Youth Work in Europe [POYWE]|
|SALTO-YOUTH Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities |
|Techspace Creative Technology in Youth Work|
|Youth Action Northern Ireland|
|Youth Link Scotland.|
|Youthpass (revised competencies 2019)|
|youthpolicy.org – online hub for youth policy|
|Verke Digital Youth Work Expertise in Finland|
Sources of Information
|2nd European Youth Work Convention Declaration (2015)|
|Defining youth work: exploring the boundaries, continuity and diversity of youth work practice (2018) Trudi Cooper in SAGE |
Handbook of Youth Work Practice.
|DCYA (2013) Youth Work: A systematic map of the research literature. Dublin: Department of Children and Youth Affairs. |
Government Publications Office. Ireland.
|Finding Common Ground: Mapping and scanning the horizons for European youth work in the 21st century – Howard Williamson 2015|
|Global Definitions of Youth Work – CAYWA|
|Intercultural Competence Research Report [SALTO-Youth, 2012]|
|Inequality and the Stereotyping of Young People (2006|
Maurice Devlin. The Equality Authority, Ireland.
|Perspectives on Youth research articles, essays , opinion pieces |
in the field of youth policy, youth research and youth work.
EU-CoE Youth Partnership.
|Quality Youth Work: A common framework for the further development of youth work – European Commission (2015)|
|‘Theorising Youth’.Maurice Devlin (2009) chapter in Youth and |
Community Work in Ireland: Critical Perspectives.
Blackhall Publishing, Ireland, pp.33-56
|Thinking seriously about youth work and how to prepare people to do it (Youth Knowledge #20, 2018)|
|This is Youth Work – In Defence of Youth Work (2011)|
|Transformative Youth Work Conference and Publications 2018. Marjon University, Plymouth , UK|
|Universal Youth Work A Critical review. Scotland|
|Youth Knowledge Books. outcome of research seminars and |
expert workshops. EU-CoE Youth Partnership
|Youth work and non-formal learning in Europe’s education |
landscape  European Commission.
|Youth Work Education: is the voluntary principle no longer reliable in Defining Youth Work 2019. Article|
|Youth Work: A Scan of Comparative Practices (2017)|
|Young People, Social Media and Health (2018). Free ebook |
edited by Victoria Goodyear & Kathleen Armour.
Pub. Taylor Francis
Open Access Journals & Practice Magazines
|Concept Special Anniversary Issue – Pedagogy of the Oppressed |
(Vol. 9 No. 3 Winter 2018)
|Coyote Magazine. EU -COE Youth Partnership|
|Journal of Youth Development – Bridging Research and Practice. [USA]|
|International Journal of Open Youth Work [POYWE]|
|The Link [Scotland]|
|Y-Now City of Dublin Youth Service Board [Ireland]|
|Youth and Policy [UK]|
|Youth Studies Ireland|
|Youth Work Scene Ireland – Youth Work Ireland|
Overview of Academic Journals with a focus on youth
Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College, Ireland
|European Youth Strategy 2019-2027. European Commission|
|Leargas (Ireland) Resources on Youth Policy|
|The History of Youth Work in Europe and it’s relevance for youth policy |
today. Vols 1-5. EU-Coe Youth Partnership.
|Youth Policy Essentials – A short guide to Youth Policy. |
EU-CoE Youth Partnership.
Overview of academic Journals on youth issues
|Youth Policy MOOC EU-CoEYouth Partnership|
|Youth Wiki – Europe’s online encyclopaedia in the area of national youth policies. EACEA National Policies Platform|
Professional Youth Work/Youth Work as a profession
|Devlin, M. (2012). ‘Youth Work, Professionalism and Professionalisation in Europe’, in F. Coussée et al. (eds) The History of Youth Work in Europe (vol. 3) pp177-190. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing.|
|Education and training for the development of professional youth work practice and quality standards. Sladjana Petkovic and Manfred Zentner. |
Youth Knowledge Book #20
|It’s time: A case for the professionalisation of youth work. |
Michael Emslie (2012) Youth Studies Australia 31(1):16-24
|Mapping the educational and career paths of youth workers Part II. Diversity of practice architectures. Tomi Kiilakoski. EU-CoE Youth Partnershup|
|Professional youth work: an Australian perspective.|
Corney, T. (ed) (2014) Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
|The Function of History in the Debate on the Social Professions |
Walter Lorenz. Youth Studies Ireland.
|What do youth workers do? Jean Spence (2007) Youth Studies Ireland|
|Youth Work and Professionalisation Howard Sercombe (2204)|
Ethics/Codes of Ethics/Ethical Practice
|A Framework for the Inclusion of Ethics in Youth Work Education |
|Code of Ethics. Aoteraroa New Zealand|
|Code of Ethics for Community Learning and Development. Full Scotland|
|Code of Ethics:A Youth Work Commentary. Community Learning and |
Development [CLD] Scotland
|Code of Ethical Practice Victoria, Australia|
|Commonwealth Youth Programme Code of Ethical Practice for Youth |
Work – Practice Responsibilities
|Commonwealth Youth Programme Code of Ethical Practice for Youth |
Work – Poster Principles
|Ethical standards in youth work and how they support education and |
career pathways of youth workers (2018) EU-CoE Youth Partnership
|Ethics and the idea of a profession. Ch2 preview of Howard Sercombe’s book Youth Work Ethics, 2010. Sage Pubications|
|Guide to Establishing a Code of Ethics (Corney 2018)|
|In Defence of Youth Work – Ethics|
|Occupational Standards Estonia (2015)|
|Western Australia Code of Ethics|
Benefits/Impact of Youth Work
Open Access Training Resources Online
|Commonwealth of Learning – Diploma in Youth Work Modules|
|Council of Europe Recommendation on Youth Work. MOOC on Vision of |
European Youth Work.
|EU-CoE Youth Partnership – Essentials of Youth Policy Open Online Course|
Commencing 7th October 2019. Open for applications here.
|Open University |
Working with young people: Roles and responsibilities
Youth Work – Introducing Policy
|Professional Open Youth Work in Europe. [POYWE]|
A Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally