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ERIC Number: EJ933636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3414
From Deficits to Development: A Case Study of the Journey of Friday Night Live
Libby, Margaret; Sedonaen, Maureen; Kooler, Jim
California School Psychologist, v9 p 79-87 2004
In 1996, the Youth Leadership Institute (a youth development institute) and California Friday Night Live Partnership (a statewide prevention program serving over 800,000 young people) undertook a major challenge: to come together as partners in an effort to bridge youth development research and practice. With guidance and strategic support from Youth Leadership Institute, California Friday Night Live Partnership set out to transform its statewide network of local prevention programs by shifting from a problem, or deficit, orientation to an approach that links effective and innovative prevention strategies with positive youth development research and "best practice." This article describes the research that informed the shift and the collaboration that brought it about. Additionally, it presents data regarding the youth participants' perceptions of the joint program. Results indicate that youth participants experience many of the supports and opportunities that research has linked to positive developmental outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California