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Emotional Intelligence in Youth Work

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How can we create emotions that can support our well-being? How can our emotional intelligence become an ally for the development of our potential?
How can we integrate emotional intelligence into youth work?

Aims of the tool

To present the concept of Emotional Intelligence based on the 3 brains
To suggest ways to integrate Emotional Intelligence into youth work for the benefit of youth workers and young people
To advocate the need to integrate Emotional Intelligence into Youth Policies at all levels

Description of the tool

The publication advocates for increased attention to the aspects of wellbeing in youth worker and for youth workers.
Well-being comes from the ability to aligns thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, in our everyday situation and not only to counterbalance stress and avoid burn-out.
The publication presents the approach to Emotional Intelligence for young people and youth workers to deal with their own emotions and thoughts associated with the challenges of our time.
The approach based on the concept of the 3 brains has been widely tested and refined through a 2 years long process, involving youth workers, young people and stakeholders in the field.

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Tool overview

Emotional Intelligence in Youth Work

This tool is for

Are you * responsible for youth matters at regional, national or international level? * working at the European Commission, or other EU level institution, in charge of youth policies/programmes? * a youth worker? * a youth trainer? * a youth researcher? * a staff member of an Erasmus+ National Agency or a SALTO Resource Centre? * a youth organisation or National Youth Council representative? * teaching youth work? * interested in supporting the well-being of youth workers, youth trainers and young people? Then this publication is for you!

and addresses

Personal Development

It is recommended for use in:

Strategic Partnerships

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Paola Bortini (coordinator)

in the context of

KA2 Emotional Intelligence in Youth Work

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Paola Bortini (on 29 August 2019)

and last modified

4 May 2019

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