Promoting young people’s wellbeing through empowerment and agency

Maynard, Lucy and Stuart, Kaz (Karen) (2018) Promoting young people’s wellbeing through empowerment and agency. In: University of Cumbria & Brathay Trust seminar series, 21 February 2018, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished)

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The terms ‘wellbeing’, ‘empowerment’ and ‘agency’ are common parlance in policy and practice in social services, yet are often misused or not fully understood. Further, there is a disconnect between these abstract concepts and tangible practice with young people. In this session we aim to introduce our answers to some of these dilemmas. We will bridge the theory-practice divide, offering clear concepts and practical ways to develop young people’s wellbeing. We will introduce the concept of wellbeing and its intrinsic relationship to social justice both theoretically and through a case study and locate these practices within critical pedagogy. We hope it will enable you to understand how to support the wellbeing of young people and create a more socially just world.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Workshop)
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Children, Youth, Families and Community Work
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 10:48
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 15:01


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