This book is a resource for those who work with youth who are struggling in their family, school or community. It outlines risk and resiliency factors in each context and focuses on how young people interact with peers and global youth sub-cultures. It looks at the role of a youth worker alongside other professional services and discusses the dynamics around how we enter the worlds of a young person in order to build relationships and provide services.
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Lloyd Martin has given us the first youthwork methods text that focuses on a methodology grown out of the Aotearoa NZ experience. It is a text that is long overdue. Youthworkers and youthwork trainers and educators will appreciate the knowledge and information that Lloyd shares in the book.
Teorongonui Josie Keelan, Lecturer in Youth Studies, Auckland University of Technology.
The Invisible Table is a must-read, excellent resource with practical examples and useful tools for youthworkers, it is written from a New Zealand perspective and based on a youth development model, which is promoted through the Ministry of Youth Affairs. It includes a useful strategy for assessing risk and resiliency factors for a young person. Easy reading, it is a great training resource.
John Harrington, Co-ordinator, Canterbury Youth Workers’ Collective
The Invisible Table weaves theory and practical insights into social inequality and working with youth into what will become a valuable resource for anyone who works alongside young people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Lloyd’s work among youth is known and respected in the Porirua community, and this book has grown out of that experience.
Gregory Fortuin, former Race Relations Conciliator and Chairman of The Youth Suicide Awareness Trust