Reflection Circles: Professional Development and Accountability for Youth Workers


  • Shaina Beth Abraham



This article explores how to support Youth Workers and ensure accountability through the use of reflection circles.  Youth Workers report having a higher sense of responsibility in their work than is often required of them. This article proposes a model that includes youth, youth workers, employers, intermediaries, and funders in a process to strengthen the abilities of all youth workers.  A holistic approach to supporting Youth Workers through reflection circles will ensure they are getting the support they need to improve and continuing to build their sense of responsibility, replacing the need for traditional accountability systems.


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