ERIC Number: ED500615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Ways to Promote the Positive Development of Children and Youth. Research-to-Results Brief. Publication #2008-11
Zarrett, Nicole; Lerner, Richard M.
This brief discusses the elements and features that define positive youth development and highlights some ways to support the positive development of children and youth. Specifically, this brief addresses the critical role that particular out-of-school time settings (regular family dinners and organized activity programs) can play in supporting adolescents' development. (Contains 11 endnotes, 2 figures, and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Child Development, Family Environment, Family Influence, Leisure Time, Youth Programs, Self Esteem, Social Values, Altruism, Citizen Participation, Competence, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.