Singapore University of Social Sciences

Theory and Practice of Youthwork

Theory and Practice of Youthwork (SWK569)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Theory and Practice of Youthwork is to complement the School Social Work course. It examines youths at risk of juvenile delinquency by providing conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems like anti social behaviour, youth gangs, bullying, shoplifting and teenage pregnancies. Prevention and intervention techniques will be covered to prepare the students to work effectively with this client group and improve their lives.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Youth in community setting
  • Key issues and problems
  • At risk categories
  • Theories and techniques of working with youth
  • Intervention

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse the school setting in a community context and the problems and challenges facing students.
  • Appraise youth problems and strengths in assessment.
  • Choose a systems approach in working with youth within the community.
  • Discuss the familial and social issues that impact youths
  • Assess youth outreach and development programmes.
  • Design effective prevention, leadership and training programmes for youth.
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