IN BETWEEN - Supporting youngsters in transition childhood to adulthood

Training Course

17th-23rd May 2015

Reichenau a.d. Rax, Austria

Training course for youth workers, social workers and others who are working with young people in transition from childhood to adult and who are asking themselves how to support young people in a more holistic way.

During the course we would like to deal with the bio – psycho – social – spiritual aspects of the changes / personal development young people go through while moving from childhood to adulthood. We would like to look at our current practices and discover ways to incorporate more consciously all these aspects in our work. Based on the sharing of our previous personal and professional experiences we would like to build up youth workers confidence and understanding of these processes to be more prepared to deal with such changes while working with young people.

We have decided to talk about transition from childhood to adulthood as a way of looking at those young people who are no longer children – and often not yet perceived as adults.
We want to work on incorporating the transition process of teenagers and the teenagers themselves in society in order to make the process more productive, exciting, lively and advantageous for their own lives and for society as a whole.

Our objectives:

a) Create a common understanding about what is meant by “transition from childhood to adulthood”.
b) Draw attention to emerging issues that we may come across when working with young people in transition (like ambiguity, our being role models, identity…)
c) Reflect on the way we deal with the 4 dimensions (bio – psycho – social – spiritual) of personal development in our work.
d) Offer space to discover and share tools, ways, activities, methods… to support young people in their transitions.
e) Explore what changes we can make in our work as youth workers to support young people in transition processes.

Application deadline: 31st March 2015

Date of Selection: 17th April 2015

Click here for more information about this training course and how to apply for it.

This call is open for Maltese nationals/residents who are members of or work with a Maltese NGO/entity/organisation/group.