A new project on strengthening youth work taught me a lot about dealing with complex issues. Three practical insights that could also be of value for others.
How can we use storytelling to better learn from best practices in the field of youth? A personal quest for stories as an indispensable source of knowledge for everyone working with and for children and young people.
In recent years, a lot of experience has been gained with the prevention of radicalisation and the role of youth professionals in it. For a Dutch ministry, we collected best practices, extracted the most important insights and described them in online magazines.
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Even for a complex issue like countering radicalisation, professionals can learn from experiences in other cities and regions. A national team of ‘zorg- en veiligheidshuizen’ wanted to collect the available expertise and make it applicable in practice, in order to help improve the approach in all regions.
Children, young people and parents with complex problems are not always well served by youth care services. What can we learn from their stories and from the experiences of professionals? And how can we improve the care and assistance provided to other children and families?
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