Narrative Approaches to Youth Work:
Conversational Skills for a Critical Practice
This is the book that youth workers who want to put into practice their desire to “meet youth where they’re at” have been waiting for. Narrative Approaches to Youth Work provides hope-filled and fresh conversational practices anchored in a critical intersectional analysis of power and a relational ethic of care. These practices help youth workers answer the all-too-common question, what do I do when I do youth work? The concepts and skills presented in this book position youth workers to do youth work in ways that honor youth agency and resistance to oppression, invite a multiplicity of possibilities, and situate youth and youth workers alike within broader social contexts that influence their lives and their relationship together.
Below you will find a collection of resources – including videos, articles, book chapters, and FIT manuals – that relate to Julie’s work.
You can either get additional information by clicking on the items below or use the categories on the right to find a specific resource.
Note: Items labeled buy online will take you to an external website.
Pedagogy and Praxis: Postmodern Spirit in the ClassroomDownload
Popular Culture Texts and Young People: Making Meaning, Honouring Resistance, and Becoming Harry PotterDownload
Psychotherapy Research, the Recovery Movement and Practice-Based Evidence in Psychiatric RehabilitationDownload
Queer Theory 2 SetBuy online
Queer Theory in Action: Theoretical Resources for Therapeutic ConversationsBuy online
Resisting Normativity: Queer Musings on Politics, Identity, and the Performance of TherapyDownload
Retelling the Stories of Our Lives by David DenboroughBuy online
The Gender Binary: Theory & Lived ExperienceDownload
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