Here you'll find our top picks for resources on Youth Work in NZ
Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa - Ministry of Youth Development
The YDSA consists of a vision, principles, aims and goals, and also suggests actions that can be taken to support the positive development of young people.
The principles of “youth development” outline what the youth development approach is all about. They can be used as a checklist and a tool for developing youth policies and programmes and in working alongside young people.
Real Work: Real Work: a report from the national research project on the state of Youth Work in Aotearoa - National Youth Workers Network
Real Work, a report from the national research project on the state of youth work in NZ, is a snapshot of the work done by youth workers across NZ many of whom go unrecognised for their efforts.
Among findings of the research are that youth development is an issue for the whole community, not just young people at risk, and that more work needs to be done on defining youth work and improving job security for youth workers.