What’s the opposite of an ASBO?

Offering young people rewards for positive activities in their communities feels slightly awkward to me. But i wonder how often we do this with young people we work with? We might not physically give gifts or ‘positive tickets’ but maybe we end up praising what we consider to be positive behaviour, which is and can be a positive way of helping young people to develop, but there are issues, if we only praise their positive behaviour. These could be around young people feeling like they are only valued if they act or do certain things a certain way i.e their actions are more important than who they are.

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