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Responding to Youth Violence Through Youth Work

Mike Seal and Pete Harris


The ‘problem’ of violence involving young people and how to respond meaningfully to it continues to occupy the minds of policy-makers and other stakeholders across Europe. Based on a two-year multi-national research project examining youth work responses to youth violence, this book develops a unique analytical frame that presents a model for meaningful responses to youth violence at 4 levels – the personal/psychological, the community/cultural, the structural/symbolic and the existential. The authors develop a number of original themes, namely that for street based youth work to have an impac ... More

Keywords: violence, young people, youth work, street violence, community, psychosocial, social policy, symbolic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447323099
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Seal, author
Newman University Birmingham

Pete Harris, author