ERIC Number: ED049433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
A Community Approach to Youth Work in East London.
Cox, Derek M.
Instituted as part of "Avenues Unlimited" (The Tower Hamlets Youth Project), a community development approach to youth services was attempted in the cosmopolitan inner city slum district of Spitalfields, East London. Efforts began in 1966 with a clean up campaign, a neighborhood club for parents and youth, and other activities by the Residents' Association of Spitalfields. Meanwhile, the Spitalfields Advisory Group, consisting of workers from local agencies, studied local needs and produced such practical achievements as the Christchurch Gardens Adventure Playground, a summer vacation program for children and youth, and youth training camps. The Tower Hamlets Drug Dependency Group carried on leadership training and drug addict research and counseling; it also helped form a treatment center in St. Clement's Hospital and undertook preventive field work. Project successes and failures were discussed in detail, with emphasis on the author's experiences. (The report includes descriptions of the treatment center's work, intensive field work with a registered addict, the author's work with unattached and delinquent youth, and the Spitalfields Youth Action Group, as well as opinions on the roles of consultants, youth officers, and management committees in experimental youth work.) (LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Development, Consultants, Disadvantaged, Drug Addiction, Experimental Programs, Inner City, Leadership Training, Problems, Program Evaluation, Recreational Programs, Rehabilitation Programs, Summer Programs, Youth Clubs, Youth Leaders, Youth Programs
Young Women's Christian Association, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London W.C.1, England (16 shillings)
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)