ISBN: 978-952-216-226-7 ISBN: 1459-7764

Finland - International Document

MOVING IN! Art-Based Approaches to Work with the Youth

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Krappe J, Parkkinen T, Tonteri A (eds.)

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Turku University of Applied Sciences

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MOVING IN! Art-Based Approaches to Work with the Youth is a collection of articles, and the first in a series of publications produced from the MIMO project. The first section of the publication gives an overview of youth work in Finland and the development of relevant legislation, and discusses concepts within adolescent psychology. The second section offers insights into art-based methods that can be used with the young people. The epilogue introduces the first steps made in the development of multiprofessional teamwork in the MIMO project.

The project “MIMO – Moving In Moving On! Application of Art-Based Methods to Social and Youth Work” was set up in response to these challenges. This EU funded project, led by Turku University of Applied Sciences and other key partners, ran from November 2010 until the end of 2013.

The MIMO project encouraged collaborations between youth organisations, schools and universities in order to develop multiprofessional teamwork(MPT) and practical art-based methods for preventive social and youth work. Youth workers, artists, social care and health care workers shared their respective expertise gained from working with challenging youths. Throughout the project, young people were given opportunities for artistic self-expression through the media of theatre, dance, photography, visual arts, puppetry, music and digital storytelling.

In recent years, Europe has witnessed a growing problem of social exclusion among young people. This has coincided with a lack of comprehensive training, professional knowledge and applications of art-based methods in preventive youth work in some countries, such as Finland and Estonia.

This publication can be used as teaching material by universities for first degree and continuing education programmes. It is suitable for art, health, social and youth work professionals and others who wish to understand the starting points of these fields in multiprofessional work.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Education

Participant Group: Young People (16-25)

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Krappe, J., Parkkinen, T., Tonteri, A (eds.) (2012). Moving In! Art-based Approaches to Work with the Youth. Reports from Turku University of Applied Sciences 127. Turku: Turku University of Applied Sciences.