Researchers and young homeless people: building trust as the first step to develop integrated actions

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


Number of young people involved: four
The aim of this activity was to continue the process of building trust among the young people attending the Action for Children organization and the researchers developing the knowledge exchange programme on youth homelessness. Two researchers, two youth workers and four young people were involved in this activity.
Methodology: an art approach was adopted to identify life projects/dreams and positive skills of participants regarding their homelessness trajectory.
Outcomes: A “collective drawing” and “dream balloons exercise” were very well
received by the group and gathered information about their trajectories. Participants exposed their project/dreams and potential actions to achieve them. The group discussed what should be the key aspects to be explored in the knowledge exchange programme. After the activity participants mentioned that the activity had increased their sense of belonging to the group, to the organization and to the researchers from University.
Period24 Apr 2019