Youth2Youth Handbook

Youth2Youth - Handbook for working with a solution-focused approach

Cover picture from the handbook: 'Youth2Youth - Handbook for working with the solution-focused approach'
This practical handbook arose out of our work on the Youth2Youth courses in South Africa. In addition to basic theoretical knowledge, it also provides practical tips.
This workshop aid from the Youth2Youth courses not only teaches the basic principles of the solution-focused approach (SFA) but also demonstrates the methods and tools that the young people on the courses learn. The underlying principle of this training is the belief that every individual has strengths and resources and is an expert on their own life.

Specific questions and concerns
"How do I find work?",  "I would like to find out who my mother is" or "I have a secret" - These are the questions and concerns that the participants on the courses face every day in their work on terre des hommes schweiz projects. The handbook deals with these kinds of situations in specific detail.

You can find a short extract from the English-language handbook in the PDF below. The book can be ordered from terre des hommes schweiz.

For more information, please contact:
Irène Bush
061 338 91 42

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In all its work in every single country it is involved in, terre des hommes schweiz relies on the strengths of young people. That is why the training programme Youth2Youth has been developed and is growing constantly.

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