Slide 1

  • A useful way of understanding how a young person's experience and environment affects them

  • Factors that influence young people include:

    • Developmental stages
    • Socioeconomic status
    • Culture
    • Gender
    • Sexuality
    • Educational background
    • Family background
    • Physical attributes
    • Peer culture
    • Cohort
    • Interests

Slide 2

  • A frontline worker can use the youthfocused systems framework for finding out as much as possible about a young person's background

  • The worker can then establish which influences are protective or risk factors