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Broderick, Patricia C.; Frank, Jennifer L. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2014
During adolescence, young people are traversing exciting and also challenging stages in their development. Mindfulness, if taught in a developmentally appropriate way, has the potential to be an asset in adolescents' lives. Developmentally appropriate approaches of mindfulness intervention during adolescence need to consider adolescents'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Perception, Intervention, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Dryfoos, Joy – New Directions for Youth Development, 2005
What are "full-service community schools," and what do they have to do with youth development? Community schools are those that have been intentionally transformed into neighborhood hubs and that are open all the time to children and their families. In these buildings, a range of support services is provided by community agencies to help…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Schools, Federal Legislation, Public Agencies
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Lerner, Richard M.; Bowers, Edmond P.; Geldhof, G. John; Gestsdottir, Steinunn; DeSouza, Lisette – New Directions for Youth Development, 2012
Contemporary developmental theory is framed by relational developmental systems models that emphasize that change across life occurs through mutually regulative relations between individuals and their contexts (represented as individual [left arrow][right arrow] context relations). Within these models, all contextual levels are involved in these…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Models, Social Change, Adolescent Development
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Zarrett, Nicole; Eccles, Jacquelynne – New Directions for Youth Development, 2006
There are major developmental changes and challenges associated with the period of adolescence, as youth acquire and consolidate the competencies, attitudes, values, and social capital necessary to make a successful transition into adulthood. Late adolescence and the period following, often referred to as emerging adulthood, have been noted as…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Late Adolescents, Social Capital, Young Adults