Below you can find details of recent Practical Participation publications, and other resources Tim and Bill have been involved in creating.
Digital Youth Work
- Youth Work and Social Networking – Interim Report and Final Report (Davies and Cranston, 2008)
An in depth exploration of how Youth Work professionals are engaging with online social networks. Using survey research, focus groups and action research to plot the current landscape, and to identify practical ways forward. Explore the Youth Work Online community for the latest youth work and social networking developments. Video presentations of the research are available on the project blog.
- Developing Safe and effective social network site applications for young people (Davies, 2009)
An exploration of the theoretical and practical issues involved in creating safe and effective applications for Social Network Sites.
- Social Media – Youth Participation in Local Democracy (LGIU, 2009)
A practical guide based on an Action Learning Set held with 30 local authorities exploring the use of social media and social network sites in youth participation. Available from LGIU for £10.
- How to Use Multimedia Tools to Engage Children and Young People in Decision Making (Davies, 2008)
A practical guide created for Participation Works. See also the Youth Engagement and Social Media Guide project.
- The Active Involvement of Young People in Leading Work with Young People, Open University (Badham and Davies, 2007)
Exploring the impact of ‘style of leadership’ on effective youth participation for an Open University course reader.
- Hear by Right (Badham, 2003 – 2009)
Hear by Right is a tried and tested framework for making sure youth participation is built-in, and not bolted-on in the work of organisations. Developed by Bill Badham whilst working for the National Youth Agency, Practical Participation continue to maintain the Hear by Right shared learning website.
- Act by Right (Badham, 2004)
Act by Right is an accredited training programme to support young people in developing the skills for making change happen. Also developed by Bill Badham whilst working for the National Youth Agency, it is now available as an online resource.
- One Page Guides to Social Media (Davies, 2007 – 2009)
A series of practical one page resources providing advice to help digital novices in ‘getting started’ with the use of social media tools – from blogs and wikis, to listening dashboards and online bookmarks.
- Evidence of the impact of the ‘youth development model’ on outcomes for young people – a literature review (Davies and Schulman, 2007)