Tuesday, October 25, 2016

context mapping

context mapping is a way to figure out who you are your interests, where you fit in and how you identify to things in your life, weather it be religion, groups, or friends to the clothing you wear. Antwon was testing Julian friendship to see if he was really down to prove he was one of his good friend by having him watch out for teachers so he could vandalize the bathroom walls. he also had him draw on the walls because he knew he had great drawing skills. That is a form of  peer pressure, a point in time where youth are trying to figure out what crowd they fight in sometimes they feel obligated to do what a friend tells them because they want to be cool and fit in.

Forced closed identity: when  person see things as one way only and doesn't expand their options due to limited experiences to different ways of viewing to do things.

Identity moratorium: when a person  curiously takes interest in roles, and belief, or relationships and behaviors but does not actually stick to them.

 Achieved identity: when a person finally finds their identity and who they are and want to be and they are highly proud of who they are who they chose to become.

My Context Map:

Family: My mom, my brother, my sister, my nana
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram: Family, friends, old high school teachers
College: Senior, Major YDEV, Concentration Youth and the Arts

Thursday, October 6, 2016


My ideology was  risk, resiliency and prevention based on this survey it says I am going to be a youth worker that is going to be their to protect children from negative, I am going to help encourage youth to talk about problems going on in their communities come up with ideas to change the communities. Although this survey said this is the type of youth worker I will be I don't  agree with everything it said. I do want youth to have a space where they can talk about the things that they would like to see in the community change. When it say that we are trying to be problem solvers. me personally i guess it is a little problem solving by trying to come up with ideas to better the communities but at the same time in not trying to change the students in the community.   I am  an advocate to them and giving them skills and tools they need to create better communities.  As a youth worker I want to encourage them to be the best they can be and give them tools and knowledge to do that I also want them to have a platform where they lead but I also I lead with them so it is equal.