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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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Good, Marie; Willoughby, Teena – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2011
This longitudinal study tested the "influence of involvement" and "selection" hypotheses for the association between religious versus non-religious activity involvement and two salient indicators of adolescent psychosocial adjustment (substance use and academic achievement). Participants included 3,993 Canadian adolescents…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, High School Students
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Fitch, Nicole; Ma'ayah, Fadi; Harms, Craig; Guilfoyle, Andrew – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2017
Participation in sport during high school has been linked with a range of educational and developmental benefits. However, there is limited research investigating the benefits of participation in sport from the perspective of Aboriginal former youth sports participants. The purpose of the current research was to investigate how participation in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Youth Programs, Graduate Surveys, Athletics
Carlisle, Mariko – Canadian Journal of Education, 2011
This action research project was designed to have the majority of middle school students engage in healthy relationships with their peers and teachers as the data suggested the need for improved interactions with others. Students contributed to team building lessons; implemented school community service learning projects; participated in an…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, Action Research, Service Learning
Grassi, Annemarie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship between quality social support networks developed through high quality afterschool programming and achievement amongst middle school and high school aged youth. This study seeks to develop a deeper understanding of how quality after-school programs influence a youth's developmental…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Networks
Curriculum Review, 2007
The Search Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Minneapolis, Minnesota, defines developmental assets as good things everyone needs to be happy in life, such as a supportive family, a caring neighborhood, integrity, self-esteem, resistance skills, conflict resolution skills, constructive activities and a sense of purpose. "A…
Descriptors: Justice, Integrity, Conflict Resolution, Student Development
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Green, Rex S.; Ellis, Peter T. – Evaluation and Program Planning, 2007
The California Youth Connection obtained funding from two foundations to evaluate the performance of group homes serving foster youth in Alameda County, California, in order to inform state policy-making. The evaluation team initially included 14 foster youth that personally experienced group home living. Three inter-related aspects of service…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Independent Living, Group Homes, Foster Care
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Beckert, Troy E.; Strom, Paris S.; Strom, Robert D.; Darre, Kathryn; Weed, Ane – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in single mothers' and adolescents' perceptions of parenting competencies from a developmental assets approach. A multi-source (mothers [n = 29] and 10-14-year-old adolescent children [n = 29]), single-method (both generations completed the Parent Success Indicator)…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Rearing, Adolescents, One Parent Family
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Abel, Eileen Mazur; Greco, Michele – Research on Social Work Practice, 2008
Objective: This article describes the process and outcomes of an abstinence-orientated empowerment program that was delivered to an adolescent multicultural population. Method: The study employed a time-limited pretest-posttest OXO design with an N of 130 drawn from youth in public schools from fifth grade to ninth grade. A paired-samples t test…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Empowerment, Adolescents
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Mumford, Vincent E.; Serra-Roldan, Rut – School Psychology International, 2007
Children considered "at-risk" for school failure and other adverse life outcomes have received increasing attention in multiple countries across the world. The research literature is replete with studies that emphasize specific detrimental factors that may make a child's life more difficult upon entering adulthood. The traditional, negative…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Child Development, Adolescents, High Risk Students
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Klatt, John; Enright, Robert – Journal of Moral Education, 2009
This article examines the place of forgiveness within the Positive Youth Development (PYD) paradigm. We suggest knowledge of forgiveness can be advanced by understanding it from a developmental perspective. We review research indicating that forgiveness can contribute to positive developmental outcomes during adolescence and we explore theoretical…
Descriptors: Altruism, Prosocial Behavior, Adolescent Development, Developmental Tasks
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Taylor, Carl S.; Smith, Pamela R.; Taylor, Virgil A.; von Eye, Alexander; Lerner, Richard M.; Balsano, Aida Bilalbegovic; Anderson, Pamela M.; Banik, Rumeli; Almerigi, Jason B. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
The third wave of the Overcoming the Odds longitudinal study involves data about individual and ecological developmental assets and thriving among African American male adolescents in inner-city Detroit gangs (N = 43) or in youth development, community-based organizations (CBO; N = 50). Both groups had comparable levels of either low or high…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Males, African Americans, Urban Areas
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Wray-Lake, Laura; Sloper, Michelle A. – Applied Developmental Science, 2016
Civic engagement is an important marker of thriving among adolescents, and more research is needed that clarifies the ecological assets (positive supports across settings) that foster youth civic engagement. Simultaneously modeling associations between multiple ecological assets and civic behaviors can provide a nuanced view of the way…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Volunteers, Political Attitudes, Correlation
Alfnifie, Shuaa – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study examined adolescent developmental experiences and participation in extracurricular activities. Providing youth with multiple channels to nurture their development and acknowledge their interests and strengths can play a significant role in their holistic growth. This is a descriptive study of a mixed-methods design (quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Development, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities
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Sarahan, Neal; Copas, Randy – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2014
The Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 88 children have been identified with autism (CDC, 2012). Autism is often associated with other psychiatric, developmental, neurological, and genetic diagnoses. However, the majority (62%) of children identified on the autism spectrum do not have intellectual disability. Instead, they are hurting.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Neurology
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