Module 2: perspectives on working with young people: overhead transparencies

Systemic influences on young people

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Slide 3 - Risk and protective factors: youth focused systems approach
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Slide 1

Assumptions in working with young people:
  • Young people are normal
  • The term 'youth' is a social construction
  • Young people are not an homogenous group
  • Young people participate actively

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Other factors that influence young people:
  • Developmental states
  • Socio-economic status
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Educational background
  • Family background
  • Physical attributes
  • Peer culture
  • Cohort
  • Interests
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Slide 3 - Risk and protective factors: youth focused systems approach

Text equivalent below for Diagram: Youth focused systems approach

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This diagram shows the risk & protective factors that contribute to possible outcomes:
  • Local community factors
  • Societal & political issues
  • Family factors
  • Individual characteristics
  • School & peer factors

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  • Although young people need to work through some key developmental stages, each individual's experience is unique. A common theme for the young person is everything that is happening with their life is important and real.

  • Young people undergo immense physical, emotional and psychological changes. However, the way an individual processes these changes can vary greatly.