Running out of ideas on how to teach mediation in youth projects? We have a surprise for you! Together with our partners we have prepared for you a set of 10 new workshops in a new toolkit Ready to Mediate? Direction: Youth!
More and more initiatives are trying to promote mediation among young people or in work with youth. If you are a youth worker yourself, maybe you have already stumbled upon this idea and are wondering now, is there a place for mediation in my work as a social worker, teacher, facilitator or volunteer? What can I get from it and how can I implement it in my everyday work? Here are some good ideas for you!
While working with youth, how often do you hear one of these sentences?
‘I won’t do it!’
‘It is stupid, you are stupid, I don’t like it.’
More often than you can count? That means you are definitely a youth worker with experience and you know that sometimes, while approaching youth, you need to first combat their defences and understand what their priorities and needs in life are.