• 22256 Explain the Principles and underlying philosophy of the YDSA

    Learners can: 

    • Describe the context behind the YDSA: why it’s needed and what it’s for
    • Explain the principles of the YDSA
    • Connect the underlying philosophy of their own work with the principles of the YDSA
    • Describe Positive Youth Development
    • Understand the objectives of E Tipu E Rea
  • Reading & Activities


    The Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA) is a set of high-level guidelines towards working with young people. It is based on a lot of research and consultation with young people, and people/services who are connected with young people. It consists of an overarching vision as well as six core principles.

  • Assessment

    For the following reflection questions, consider your own work at Youthline so far (either through practice in groups, with helpline clients, youth work clients, etc.)

  • Application to Youth Work

    This module specifically focuses on principles of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa and includes application of these principles in a Youthline youth work context throughout the module.