Understanding You(th)

Exploring identity and its role in international youth work.

Who am I? Who are they? And how can we interact and share? The question of identity is at the heart of international youth work. Understanding You(th) combines an overview of theories on the notion of identity with testimonials from practitioners and practical methods that can be used when working with young people. It is a practical tool for youth workers to respond to the growing challenges of the concept of identity in youth work.

The publication also contains a Personal Companion 'Discover Yourself' to help you discover your own identity.

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This publication is freely downloadable.

Reproduction and use for non-commercial purposes - except from the part protected by another copyright than SALTO - is permitted provided the source is mentioned and is notified.

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