The purpose of primary, transitional phase institutional youth work is to promote the inclusion and influence of juvenile´s by creating the capacity and opportunities to individual actors. Youth work strengthens the community of educators at schools. The aim is to support juvenile growth, independence, community, knowledge and skills. Nuoska investigates the current situation and develops regionally and nationwide applicable models for schools.
Nuoska is one of six centers funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The centers form an entirety, which supports the implementation of the national youth work and policy program. Centres develop and promote the competence, expertise and information at the field of youth work in accordance with the Youth Act.
- Need of training survey for youth workers and other professionals at school.
- The inquiry for municipalities about different kinds of youth work an educational institutions. Collecting data of most effective national models.
- Organizing seminars based on the results of surveys.
- Investigating the best models of youth work at the educational environment.
- Spreading out the best practices.
- Clarifying the criterion of the quality for youth work in educational institutions.
- Creating the network of professionals.
- Creating the description for the model of collaboration for teachers and youth workers at school.
- Developing and introducing the indicators for evaluating the effectiveness of youth work at schools.
- Coordinating the Swedish operation of all centres of expertice in Finland.
IMPLEMENTERS OF NUOSKA
A consortium is coordinated and administered by the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences’s youth research and development center Juvenia, which also developes models for secondary schools.
The consortium consists nationwide of nine executors which are:
- Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention (Ehkäisevä päihdetyö Ehyt ry)
Developing models for multidisciplinary cooperation, as well as methodological training
- Health-promoting voluntary organization and an expert institution (Folkhälsan förbund rf)
Maintaining network and communication of activities in Swedish-speaking learning institutions
- Finland-Swedish Information and Cultural Centre (Förening Luckan rf)
Strengthening cooperation in Swedish environments and develop action models for bullying prevention
- Association of Mental Health Finland (Mieli Suomen Mielenterveys ry)
Providing concrete tools and training to strengthen mental health skills
- Finnish Youth Research Society (Nuorisotutkimusseura)
Evaluating the effectiveness and creating of indicators and quality criteria
- Development centre Opinkirjo (Kehittämiskeskus Opinkirjo)
Developing methods and operating models that improve well-being
- Municipal Youth Work Centre of expertice (Kunnallisen nuorisotyön osaamiskeskus Kanuuna)
Mapping and developing youth work based on the curriculum and developing cooperation between networks and the local community
- City of Vantaa (Vantaan kaupunki)
Carrying out trainings, events and peer meetings and developing the functionality of professional dialogue
- Åbo Akademi University (Åbo Akademi)
Researching phenomenom at the perspective of Swedish actors
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The project budget is specified annually, changes possible.