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ERIC Number: ED378020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 6
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Gloucester Youth Action Scheme.
Robertson, Sue
This paper describes a developing outdoor adventure program for at-risk adolescents in Cheltenham and Gloucester City (England). The program builds on a partnership between Youth Service, the schools, and other agencies, and aims to make contact with young people aged 13-17 at risk of drifting into crime; to provide appropriate experiences, support, and learning environments to facilitate personal development and change; and to ensure transferability and sustainability of new knowledge in the home environment. During the first year, young people were targetted directly or referred by other agencies, particularly schools, and two residential workers led outdoor adventure activities and developmental group work at Youth Service centers. Group work sessions were used to relate adventure experiences to other situations at home. Personal development profiles with self-assessment and action plans were produced by the young people. Following the residential experience, detached workers monitored the young people's progress and helped them to fulfill their action plans. One of the problems of the first year involved the transfer of young people from one worker to another. A restructured scheme allows for one detached and one residential worker to remain with each group from contact through followup. The needs of each group will be used to design its residential program. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)