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Principle of Youth Development Worker

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Identify and discuss principles and values you consider very important to guide your activities as a youth worker. A principle is a law or rule that has to be followed by any profession member. Values is Important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a profession. These principles and values are broader than the codes of practice or rules of association that regulate the membership professions. The principles and values of youth development work are establish boundaries, equity, support, power and empowerment. First, you need to establish boundaries as youth worker. You have to work out very carefully how to gain young people’s trust, at the same time not to give false experience of you. How ever, they need for them to know the boundaries of our relationship with them. As youth worker you have to develop clear boundaries between you as youth development worker and the young people with whom you work. For example, make it clear young people can not enter your house or your room. Also there should be limitation on how and where to meet those youth. This principle or values help the youth development worker to check his relationship with the youth within his or her operation area. The next principle or value is equity. This is very important principle and practices value in youth development work. The youth development worker is to work with all youth’s regard of which youth he or she is dealing with, treat them all equally with out any discrimination against any body. Be it gender, age, culture race, religion, disability sexuality and social class. Support is the most interventional activity the youth development worker carry out all the time he or she deal with the youth. This principle is the most difficult one in dealing with youth, because the youth have their ambition and the youth worker also has his or her interest as their first priory, it always conflict with the youth aims. Before this can be address,...