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Benson, Peter L.; Leffert, Nancy; Scales, Peter C.; Blyth, Dale A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2012
The role of community in child and adolescent development is emerging as a significant area of theoretical inquiry, research, and application. This article describes the development and utilization of a comprehensive community change effort designed to increase the attention of all community members toward strengthening core developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Adolescents, Community Change
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Cheeley, Taylor – Children & Schools, 2016
Educational policies require the use of data and progress monitoring frameworks to guide instruction and intervention in schools. As a result, different problem-solving models such as multitiered systems of supports (MTSS) have emerged that use these frameworks to improve student outcomes. However, problem-focused models emphasize negative…
Descriptors: Youth, Youth Programs, Nutrition, Outcomes of Education
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Preus, Betty; Payne, Rachel; Wick, Carly; Glomski, Emily – High School Journal, 2016
This study examines why a group of students representing two high schools became involved in an activist organization, the benefits they gained as a result, the impact they had on their school and community, and their recommendations for how school personnel can foster civic engagement in young people. The student-led group campaigned for a school…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, High School Students, Student Empowerment, Student Leadership
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Hamilton, Mary Agnes; Hamilton, Stephen F.; Bianchi, Lucia; Bran, Jacqui – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
New and improved institutions are needed to support the transition to adulthood of vulnerable young people. Existing institutions that should provide that support demonstrate structural lag: they have not adapted to changing circumstances. Action research was conducted in Por un Manana, an employment training program for low-income youth and young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Social Integration, Low Income
McDaniel, Marla; Courtney, Mark E.; Pergamit, Michael R.; Lowenstein, Christopher – Urban Institute, 2014
Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need multiple supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program was created, increasing the amount of funds potentially…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Independent Living, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Sadowski, Michael; Chow, Stephen; Scanlon, Constance P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
Drawing primarily on three case studies, this article proposes a framework that those concerned about the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth can consider when developing, evaluating, or arguing for more effective programming: a relational assets approach. The relational assets approach merges the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Role Models, Psychologists, Homosexuality
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Mannes, Marc; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Benson, Peter L. – Child Welfare, 2005
Search Institute's decade-plus emphasis on the elements of positive human development and community approaches to asset building can make a meaningful contribution to the field of child welfare. The institute's framework of developmental assets identifies a set of interrelated experiences, relationships, skills, and values that are associated with…
Descriptors: Human Relations, Child Welfare, Risk, Youth
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Wilkinson, Deanna L.; Magora, Amanda; Garcia, Marie; Khurana, Atika – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This study aims to broaden researchers' understanding of fatherhood by focusing on an understudied population of young, urban, minority, crime-involved fathers. Using 115 qualitative life history interviews, the authors examine fatherhood expectations, role participation, and ideals. Study fathers described very similar ideals for being fathers…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Crime, Fathers, Puerto Ricans
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Fulcher, Leon C.; Garfat, Thom – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2012
Outcomes measurement has become a contemporary requirement for non-profit, government, and private sector child, youth, and family service providers throughout North America as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. Cost-effectiveness, care planning, service evaluations, and fiscal audits are now commonplace…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foreign Countries, Youth, Children
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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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Gardner, Joby – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2011
In the context of talk about changing their lives, incarcerated young men and their supervisors talk about faith as a force for positive change. Given the historical and contemporary significance of religion as a locus of organizing and collective struggle, I argue that faith represents a potential asset in efforts to assist incarcerated young…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Institutionalized Persons, Males, Youth
Mackenzie, Jacqueline Zaleski – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study examined indigenous infants, children, and youth in rural central Mexico for developmental delays by using a mixed methods approach. A two-person team consisting of a researcher and a translator completed this study. They conducted observations of 665 minors and interviews with their caregivers. A self-designed rubric was the guide to…
Descriptors: Social Status, Quality of Life, Caregiver Attitudes, Access to Information
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Jimerson, Shane R.; Sharkey, Jill D.; Furlong, Michael J.; O'Brien, Kathryn M. – California School Psychologist, 2004
Following a review of important factors and considerations among youths displaying behavior problems, this study examined the predictive validity of the Santa Barbara Assets and Risks Assessment (SB ARA) with a population of European American and Mexican American high-risk adolescents (n = 566). The results of this study provide evidence that the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Recidivism, Mexican Americans, Predictive Validity