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ERIC Number: EJ814935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
"Embedded" Youth Work: Ethical Questions for Youth Work Professionals
Sercombe, Howard
Youth Studies Australia, v26 n2 p11-19 Jun 2007
Most professions have wrestled with the problem of dual relationships, and the profession of youth work is no exception. Howard Sercombe holds that in order to understand how dual relationships can be avoided within youth work, it is necessary to be clear about what is involved in professional relationships. Sercombe also outlines policies that provide guidance for youth work in situations where dual relationships can't be avoided. He points out that the circumstances in which youth workers operate mean that the professional encounter is not neatly circumscribed in time and space. Youth workers, therefore, need to be diligent about following best practice in all situations. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia