How can we build resilience in our children and young people and in ourselves as we lead them? Siobhan Crowther the families, children and youth worker at Teddington Baptist Church joins Ruth and Matt to discuss this important question as well as exploring ‘post-truth’. Plus, we take a look at Fuller Youth Institute’s new Growing Young research.
Welcome to the first ever episode of the Premier Youth and Children’s Work podcast! Jamie and Ruth are joined by YCW’s resources editor Alex Taylor as they discuss traditionally teenage issues which are now affecting younger children, including porn, mental health and loneliness. Plus, find out more about the vision behind the magazine.
What is calling? How do we work it out? What about when we begin to second guess what we thought we were called to? Hip hop artist Guvna B joins Jamie and Ruth to discuss questions around calling as well as looking at how we can better listen to young people.
How do we talk to young people about suicidal thoughts? This month’s Premier Youthwork podcast welcomes our new designer Matt Withers as we talk about some of the more difficult elements of youth work. We also try to get our heads around cultural phenomena Pokemon Go and ascertain what each of our ‘mission styles’ are.
Jamie and Ruth are joined in episode 48 by hip hop artist Guvna B. He talks about his upcoming tour as well as sharing his thoughts about leadership in youth work. We also look at how to be creative and discuss the difference between innovation and relevance.
Feeling hungry? In episode 47, Luminary Bakery’s Alice Williams joins us as we discuss the difference that baked goods are making in vulnerable women’s lives. Plus, we discuss failure in youth work and the line between being culturally relevant and protecting our hearts and minds.