July - August 2010 172Hello, my name is Steve Forward and I’d like to welcome you to my professional portfolio.

The purpose of this portfolio is to give you an opportunity to get to know me as a helping professional. Across a 23 year career, I have worked as a social worker, school chaplain, church-based youth worker, human services lecturer, youth work curriculum coordinator, researcher and policy developer. My career has had three distinct yet overlapping phases: a direct practice phase, professional development phase and profession development phase. I’m currently working between the second and third phases.

There are common themes that connect these activities: a spiritual-ecological approach to well-being; a commitment to young people; and the importance of everyday people in everyday settings making the world a better place.

If you’re interested in finding out more about me and my work, please take a look around this site…