Entries by youthworkhacks

Ding Dong the Book is In

So, you may have wondered where youthworkhacks sneaked off to over the last week or so, and why you’ve not heard anything new about the quirky world of youth ministry. Well I’ve (Tim) been writing a book, and it was due to the publishers yesterday! Mission accomplished, I sent it on time. ‘So whats the […]

New Website For Youth Workers – www.myyouthworklife.org

Check out this press release from a fabulous new youth work website! For more information and a full look at the site, see www.myyouthworklife.org  or email hello@myyouthworklife.org (Full text below the press release image) New Online Training website for Youth Workers  – written by Practitioners for Practitioners   The all-new website www.myyouthworklife.org seeks to serve Youthworkers and those involved in […]

Big Shoutout to the Premier Digital Finalists!

Youth Work Hacks was blown away again! Last weekend we took home two awards from the Premier Digital Awards 2017; both ‘Most Inspiring Leadership Blog’ (two years in a row!), and ‘Multi Author Blog of the Year’. This was cool. 🙂 You can check out their highlights vid here. I want this post, however, to […]

Free Upcoming Training – Managing Difficult Behaviour

Next Monday evening at ‘The Monthly Meet’ we’ll look together at how to manage difficult behavior in youth groups. This practical session will look at the dos and don’ts of getting a group’s attention, working with hyperactive young people, and keeping everyone safe in situations where there is escalating aggression. We’ll look at non-physical ways […]

Is your youth group autism friendly?

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a hugely broad and varied collection of conditions, symptoms, and traits – so trying to gather ‘autistic friendly’ guidelines is a difficult task. However, a few basic rules of thumb, and a keener understanding of what to look out for will go a long way. Understanding ASD Basics Autism is […]

7 Ways to Support Anorexic Young People

Last night my wife and I watched the BBC2 documentary with Louis Theron on Anorexia, which has prompted this post. Youth ministries can be rife with all kinds of eating disorders, and classically we respond to this epidemic by simply talking about self image and inner value – so if we could just convince them […]

Finding New Volunteers: Appeal vs Approach

Finding and developing teams of volunteers is the bread-and-butter of youth work. When the team works – it works really well, and when it doesn’t – everything has to work around it. I’ve just arrived home after a month away to find that my team had been brilliant. They had run and grown all the […]

YouthWorkHacks has been nominated for two awards!

Last year it was an amazing privilege to be nominated for the Premier Digital Awards, Most Inspiring Leadership Blog – and then an enormous surprise to win it among so many fantastic blogs. This year I’m blown away to be nominated for two awards: This, again, is amazing! Big thanks to everybody who nominated the […]