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Introducing philosophical discussions to young people in secure accommodation

Cassidy, Claire and Heron, Gavin (2018) Introducing philosophical discussions to young people in secure accommodation. Journal of Social Work. pp. 1-22. ISSN 1468-0173 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article focuses on a unique project designed to gauge the impact of using Philosophy with Children on young people in secure accommodation. This article describes the challenges and opportunities presented in introducing practical philosophy in such a setting. While the impact of the intervention on the young people's self-regulation is reported elsewhere (Heron & Cassidy, 2018), the present article discusses the nature of the dialogue and the influence of the philosophical dialogue's structures on the young people’s participation and their lived experiences.