Youth work, like many other welfare occupations, can be stressful and challenging. Variable work patterns and the demands placed on practitioners by those they work with and for can be draining and excessive. Successfully managing these pressures over time is an essential function of being a professional. Carole Pugh looks not only at the problematic nature of the work but also at the strategies practitioners make use of to effectively cope with them.
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