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ERIC Number: EJ811669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Youth-Adult Partnership: Impacting Individuals and Communities
Zeldin, Shepherd; Petrokubi, Julie
Prevention Researcher, v15 n2 p16-20 Apr 2008
Youth-adult partnership (Y-AP) in community decision making and collective action has gained momentum as a key element of prevention programming. There is now a solid body of evidence demonstrating that these partnerships have developmental benefits for youth. There is also an increasing awareness that Y-AP may also produce positive community-level outcomes. However, only a few studies have explored the influence of Y-AP on adult, organizational, or community development. This article explores the full range of outcomes that might emerge when organizations adopt Y-AP as a core organizational approach to practice, and outlines a framework for explaining how organizations promote these positive outcomes. In the end, it finds that when organizations adopt Y-AP as a priority, good things happen--a culture of partnership can be created, which in turn, directly impacts participating youth, staff, community leaders, and public institutions. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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