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ERIC Number: EJ836415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Like a Deer in the Headlights: The Paralysis of Stuckness
Anderson-Nathe, Ben
Child & Youth Services, v30 n1-2 p55-67 Jun 2008
When describing how they experience moments of not-knowing, youth workers often talk about a sense of paralysis, as though their uncertainty becomes physically constraining. This chapter describes the first of five themes associated with youth workers' experiences of not knowing what to do: the paralysis of stuckness. In addition to describing and investigating the dominant theme of paralysis, this chapter discusses its three variations, as described by youth worker participants: (a) It's just me, and that's not enough, (b) It's like a mental freefall, and (c) That crushing becomes your world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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