Youth workers have always predominately fixed their attention upon the group, whether in the club or on the street. The bulk of youth work texts reflect this pre-occupation. However, in all settings workers will at times be required to focus on the individual. In this chapter David Collander-Brown examines how this shift in emphasis can be effectively managed; how youth workers can create the space for the individual within the practice setting.
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