ERIC Number: EJ824580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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CitySongs: Primary Prevention in the Field
Kivnick, Helen Q.; Lymburner, Allison M.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v30 n1 p61-73 Jan 2009
This case study describes CitySongs, a primary prevention, out-of-school program in the inner city that promotes social justice through integrated activities aimed at healthy youth development, arts achievement, and community vitality through diversity. Key ideas from social science and human service disciplines that inform the design and implementation of the program are summarized. The authors describe elements of the program's structure and process, as these elements enact primary prevention and promote social justice. Finally, program impact is discussed as reflected in ongoing staff case notes and in de-identified reflective comments from participants, parents, and audience members.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Integrated Activities, Prevention, Social Sciences, Urban Areas, Child Development, Youth Programs, Art Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness
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