J: (non) Judgmental Practice
Non Judgemental practice is one of the key ethics of youth work and goes hand in hand with honesty. It engages with young people for who they are, and where they are.
I love these points of intersection between Youth Ministry and Youth Work, where professional youth work is resonant with the example of Jesus in the gospels. (Given how much of youth work has it’s roots in the Church and its work for social justice, this isn’t surprising)