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Wednesday 14th March 2001 - Leicester 

Some great news! Youthwork.Com has given us the thumbs up for our site - it is one of three that gets a special mention in the features section. Check out the review at http://www.youthwork.com/featured.html  and see what else they have to offer at the site - loads of great links and resources.

The practice section is finally coming together. We've got some stuff to upload, and watch out for some new recordings in the next few weeks. For now, we've popped a drama pack on line that you may find useful. Go to YOUR PRACTICE for further information. 

William Hague has managed to incense me once again. His latest fears of Britain becoming a foreign land were just too much for me to chew on. Keep your eye on the site for a great competition over the next couple of months to find the stupidest thing that the Tory 'leader' comes up with. In return for your input, we'll gladly send you a really cool Student Youth Work Online tee-shirt. 

YOUR VOICE continues to heat up with sparkles of debate. Drugs, violence and dilemmas - and thats just the youth workers...

As usual, I'll end by nagging people to sign up for the newsletter, submit their stuff and get involved...

Love and kisses,

Jason

Sunday 18th February 2001 - Leicester 

To the regular visitors, I hope that the site changes that have started to take place don't confuse you as much as they do me. To new visitors - welcome to Student Youth Work Online. This is the page where I rant on about what's happening at the site and also comment on some other stuff.

Anyway - practice guides are taking longer than planned. We are trying to get back on track, but as with all things at the site, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to access them, otherwise it defeats the object. Just keep checking back...

I notice that the talk boards are starting to come alive with some interesting contributions. If you've not had a chance to make a point to go to Your Voice and try it out.  After I sought the advice of people for a practice situation I was dealing with, there was some interesting feedback about 1) teaching people a lesson and 2) the benefits of violence...?! Anyway, you can see for yourself...

I've just returned from an exciting conference in London where the new National Service Framework for Mental Health was debated by some psychiatrists and other people. It was quite good to hear the continued mention of the value that people have in youth and community work as far as mental health is concerned. With the arrival of this framework, agencies will be expected to have a multi-dis approach with YCW's involved. Methinks that the Guardian's Wednesday section will be advertising for these kinds of posts in the coming months. More soon...

Anyone looking for an exciting placement could try contacting Peter Rouncefield. He works for the Peterborough Youth Consultation Project and it is a fantastic initiative. Those of you who know Peter, probably value him as much as I do - a talented worker and a good friend. He has posted a message at the FP1 site on Your Voice...

Those of you who know Sean Harte and have seen his work on this site, will be interested to know that he is setting up a new little venture, visit his site for more information. Don't forget you can read Sean's essays at Your Theory...

Finally, please take two seconds to fill out the registration for our Newsletter - this helps us to convey information about the site, together with any youth work news or events that are happening that you may want to know about. If you would like us to add any news or events to the letter, please email us and we'll get right on it. Also, if you would like to contribute anything in the way of stuff - please do so - we are eager to fill this site up!

Keep smiling - Jason ;-)

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