A World of Difference
YouthLink Scotland and Changing Faces have developed new resources for youth workers and volunteers across Scotland to better support young people with visible differences and disfigurements.
Funded by The Robertson Trust and the National Lottery community fund in Scotland, our A World of Difference resources will support youth workers and volunteers to better understand and deliver workshops on visible difference to their groups and communities.
The resources will help youth workers and volunteers talk about visible difference within their groups. Through greater awareness and understanding, groups and clubs can provide a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone.
By exploring visible difference, we can help to change the negative stereotypes often associated with looking different. Talking with young people about visible difference is a key part of creating an inclusive environment for all.
Our resources are open for all youth group settings including youth clubs, sports clubs, performance groups, uniformed groups or outdoor activity centres.
The resources will help you support young people to discuss and explore issues such as:
- Why some people have a visible difference.
- How stereotypes have a negative effect.
- The importance of treating everyone fairly and equally.
CPD Video - Youth Work Best Practice
Watch a 10-minute video explaining best youth work practice for workshop delivery, exploring some of the key issues and how to respond to negative reactions.
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