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Burton, Linda – Family Relations, 2007
This article presents an emergent conceptual model of childhood adultification and economic disadvantage derived from 5 longitudinal ethnographies of children and adolescents growing up in low-income families. Childhood adultification involves contextual, social, and developmental processes in which youth are prematurely, and often…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Children, Family Environment
Lucero, Maria Guajardo; Roybal, Patsy – 2001
Noting that parents have the power and influence to positively affect their child's school achievement and influence schools so that other children can benefit from improved educational environments, this program for parent engagement uses the developmental assets framework to build relationships between students, parents, and school staff.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Parent Participation
Assets for Colorado Youth, Denver. – 2002
Developmental assets are a research-based list of the essential building blocks of healthy youth development and comprise the relationships, experiences, and values that youth need to grow up caring, confident, and responsible. In November, 2001, Assets for Colorado Youth (ACY) convened a group of educators, students, and family advocates from the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Shanks, Trina R. Williams; Robinson, Christine – Economics of Education Review, 2013
A large body of evidence indicates that socioeconomic status (SES) is a strong predictor of school achievement, college graduation and child outcomes in general. Better developmental and health outcomes are strongly associated with family assets, income and education. We introduce a model incorporating a range of theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Models, Socioeconomic Status, Family Income, Family Characteristics
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Lerner, Richard M.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; von Eye, Alexander; Bowers, Edmond P.; Lewin-Bizan, Selva – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
We introduce this special issue on the individual and contextual bases of adolescent thriving by describing the relational developmental systems theory-based, positive youth development (PYD) perspective that frames much of contemporary research about health and positive development across the adolescent period and that, more specifically, frames…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Adolescent Development, Models
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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
Lucero, Maria Guajardo – 2000
Applying the research-based developmental assets list of 40 positive relationships, experiences, and values as a framework for positive youth development provides communities with a set of factors associated with increased healthy behaviors and fewer high-risk behaviors. Beginning with a question regarding the applicability of this model for youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Child Development, Cultural Awareness
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Gestsdottir, Steinunn; Urban, Jennifer Brown; Bowers, Edmond P.; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Lerner, Richard M. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011
The positive youth development (PYD) perspective emphasizes that thriving occurs when individual [double arrow] context relations involve the alignment of adolescent strengths with the resources in their contexts. The authors propose that a key component of this relational process is the strength that youth possess in the form of self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Probability, Adolescent Development, Self Control