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ERIC Number: EJ822281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Youth Friendly Needs Assessment
Artz, Sibylle; Nicholson, Diana; Halsall, Elaine; Larke, Susan
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v37 n4 p295-308 2003
This paper describes the development of a needs assessment guide that is user-friendly, facilitates the development of the youth-counsellor relationship, and is sensitive to gender, sexual orientation and cultural diversity. Through a three-phase collaborative process with counsellors and youth, the major issues in needs assessment were uncovered and a youth sensitive needs assessment guide that supports a strong positive working alliance between counsellor and youth was developed. The project highlights the importance of involving youth in assessing their own needs. Suggestions for supporting workers in needs assessment activities are provided. The needs assessment guide and background information on the development project are available on-line at
Canadian Counselling Association. 116 Albert Street Suite 702, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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