Youth Work Mediator badge demonstrates the ability to engage family members or other significant people to establish a supportive network for young people and provide counselling regarding institutional infrastructure and legal issues.
Knowing concepts of social work like biographical work
Knowing about institutional infrastructure and organisations working with families
Being able to treat family concerns with respect and sensitivity, while being aware of confidentiality issues and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship;
Good communication skills and ability to adapt to different contexts
The ability to establish good relationships with different stakeholders and provide reliable support to families in various situations
Counselling skills regarding institutional infrastructure for youth and youth organizations
Being respectful and open-minded
Showing a strong commitment to young people and families as well as an understanding of the factors affecting their lives
Participants have to successfully accomplish the following tasks before the BADU Open Badge will be issued.
Having successfully completed an entire learning activity (training course, seminar, online course, workshop etc.), a voluntary programme/internship
Assessment session with the trainer/mentor
Conducted one workshop on the topic of the activity with youth within 2 months after the activity
Conducted critical incident analysis
Problem Solving and simulation games on the specific topic of the activity