Youth and Children’s Work Resources
Brochures/leaflets to download:
Addressing Tragedy – following the tragic shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri, the Diocesan Youth Missioner put together a framework for churches to address the issues and questions this might provoke in young people. Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser, has adapted it slightly (with permission) so that it could be used following any tragedy, in case churches might find it useful following a death, or global disaster.
Advent Resources – a collection of material for schools and children’s groups prepared by Revd Andrew Holford.
Beulah Land – feltboard resource suitable for use in Sunday Schools, All-Age Worship, baptism and confirmation preparation, assemblies, holiday clubs and more.
Confirmation resources suitable for use with your youth group/young people.
Experiencing the Festivals – a resource to help parishes and schools connect over the main Christian festivals.
Godly Play resources – details of the Godly Play story boxes available to borrow from the Diocesan Resources Centre.
Pray and play corners factsheet.
Where have our children gone? – a toolkit for churches with few or no children.
Barnabas – resourcing work among children and families.
Godly Play UK – a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture, their website includes details of training events.
Going for Growth website – the national Church of England Youth & Children’s work website.
Messy Church – everything you need to know about Messy Church: ideas, blogs, contacts.
MindEd – a web portal which contains a wealth of information for anybody working with children and young people’s mental health issues.
PAPYRUS – prevention of young suicide website.
Roots – worship and learning resources for the whole church.
The Resource Vault – an online resource where children and young people can get the advice they need, when they need it, on various mental or emotional health issues. Resources are sorted in different age groups, making them easy to find and relevant.
Thy Kingdom Come – prayer resources for children’s and youth groups.
Urban Youth Workers Institute for those who are working in more urban and diverse contexts.
Worship Workshop – helping schools build better worship.
101 fun ideas for working with young people – activities for your youth work sessions.
Youth Specialties are the ‘Youthwork’ equivalent in North America and they have some interesting commentaries and resources.
Local Youth and Children’s Work Organisations:
Pro-Action are a membership organisation, supporting and representing over 200 organisations – from youth clubs to faith-based or sports groups and beyond – to deliver high quality services to over 40,000 children and young people across Hertfordshire.Their support takes the form of face-to-face advice, guidance on meeting legal and best practice requirements, access to free training for staff and volunteers, CRB checks, a quality mark scheme, and much more. They also deliver projects and events directly to young people, including a well-established young people’s training programme.
The 2:67 Project is a small charity that is run by Mike Palin, an experienced and energetic youth worker who has been a great advocate for the work of the Diocesan Youth Service over a number of years. 2:67 has been set up to offer advice, support, encouragement, networking, resources and training in all areas of youth and children’s work across the St Albans and Harpenden area in any and every church/organisation.