Bounce Back Youth Service Is now providing Detached Youth work in Belturbet two evenings per week.
The detached youth work element of this service will be carried out by staff members of youth work Ireland by being present on the streets of Belturbet on key nights when we know the most at-risk young people are hanging around the streets.
Detached youth work is a distinct form of youth work, it uses the principles and practices of informal education to engage young people in constructive dialogue within a broad agenda of personal and social development. It seeks to work on and from young people’s “territory”, meaning detached youth workers work where young people have chosen to be, whether is on the streets or shopping centres.
Our detached youth workers will engage with young people on the streets and develop relationships with these young people. We provide confidential advice, information and support the following:
• Education, Employment and training
• Sexual Health
• Drugs and alcohol use/misuse, including information on drugs and the law
• Crime diversion including anti-social behaviour and its consequences
• Counselling, dealing with issues such as stress and depression
• Family and peer issues.