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Don Pinnock on How to Talk to High-Risk Adolescents

In the appendix of Don Pinnock’s 2016 book, Cape Gang Town, there is a valuable toolbox specifically for parents, teachers and community workers who work with high-risk youths. It has ten sections (“How to talk to adolescents”, “Don’t demand compliance”, “How to build trust”, “Creating safe space”, “The hero’s journey”, “Using fear and ritual”, “Taking time out”, “Make ground rules”, “Giving feedback”, and “A programme is

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