Conceptualizing the role of adults within youth-adult partnerships: An example from practice

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Recorded 21st July  2016

Conceptualizing the role of adults within youth-adult partnerships

Contributors

Author: Richards-Schuster, Katie, and Rebecca Timmermans

Publisher: Children and Youth Services Review Volume 81, Pages 284-292

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: Not Location-Specific

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: Restricted Access

Keywords: Community Change, Youth participation, Youth worker, Youth-adult partnerships

Introduction

This paper conceptualizes the specific roles that adults provide and the complex interactions between youth and adults that emerge within youth participation efforts.

In particular, drawing on experiences with a multi-year youth participation in community organization project to articulate specific adult roles. These include: 1) Training and Capacity Building, 2) Challenging and Pushing, 3) Politicizing and Questioning, 4) Legitimizing and Opening, and 5) Sustaining and Gluing.