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Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach
OST professionals can develop and/or enhance their skills to better identify youth needs and encourage motivation and engagement. The Active- Participatory Approach to youth work was designed to address these goals. This youth-centered approach is the foundation for the Youth Work Methods Series.
a. Identify the four guiding principles of the approach.
b. Recognize best practice behaviors.
c. Develop plans that effectively incorporate the active-participatory approach with youth at their sites.