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Youth Work
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[German Version]

I. Terminology

Chapter VIII of the German Social Security Code (SGB) defines youth work ( Jugendarbeit) a services offered to young people to promote their self-determination and to motivate them to social responsibility and engagement. The older term Jugendpflege (“youth cultivation”) from the 1911 Prussian decree on youth cultivation and the National Youth Welfare Law of 1922 (RJWG) is no longer used. In the RJWB, youth cultivation and youth care ( Jugendfürsorge) were the twin pillars …

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Schwab, Ulrich, “Youth Work”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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