Conceptualizing the role of adults within youth-adult partnerships: An example from practice:
This paper conceptualizes the specific roles that adults provide and the complex interactions between youth and adults that emerge within youth participation efforts.
Recorded 21st July 2016
Author: Richards-Schuster, Katie, and Rebecca Timmermans
Publisher: Children and Youth Services Review Volume 81, Pages 284-292
Geographic Coverage: Not Location-Specific
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Young People
Developed with children and young people? Not specified
Type of participation: N/A
Availability: Restricted Access
Keywords: Community Change, Youth participation, Youth worker, Youth-adult partnerships
In particular, we draw on our own 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.