During 2009 YANQ conducted research into youth work in Queensland. The Murri part of the research asked youth workers, managers and volunteers (both Murri and Migaloo) what they thought were the key values for doing this kind of work well. The researchers were told that some of the important values underlying Murri youth work were:
- Relevant cultural identity and life-experience of the youth worker
- Respect, open mindedness, and listening
- Patience, tolerance and compassion
- Working from the grassroots and walking alongside young people
- Providing leadership and role models
This Discussion Paper is about what youth work actually means in Murri culture, why values are important, and what difference it makes to youth work to have these Murri values in mind.
Download the Paper here.
We look forward to receiving your feedback on this discussion paper. Please send your response to director at yanq dot org dot au.