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Assets for Colorado Youth, Denver. – 2002
Developmental assets are a research-based list of 40 essential building blocks of healthy youth development and comprise the relationships, experiences, and values that youth need to grow up caring, confident, and responsible. This kit is a resource designed for elementary schools and organizations working with youth and parents to help them…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Multilingual Materials
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Carroll, Clare; Sixsmith, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. This study aimed to explore the involvement of young children, aged between two and four years, with developmental disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Listening
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Jones, Patrick – Orana: Journal of School and Children's Librarianship, 2000
As librarians provide access to informational resources, recreational excursions, cultural explorations, and educational support, they build assets which are critical for young people's successful growth. Identifies eight main categories of developmental assets--support; empowerment; boundaries and expectations; constructive use of time;…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adolescent Development, Adolescent Literature, Adolescents
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Taylor, Carl S.; Lerner, Richard M.; von Eye, Alexander; Bobek, Deborah L.; Balsano, Aida Bilalbegovic; Dowling, Elizabeth M.; Anderson, Pamela M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
The presence of individual and ecological assets for positive development was assessed through data derived from individual interviews with 45 African American adolescent male members of inner-city Detroit gangs and 50 African American adolescent males living in the same communities but involved in community-based organizations (CBOs) aimed at…
Descriptors: Males, Adolescents, African Americans, Urban Youth
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Ryan, Mary Gene – NADE Digest, 2011
Health sciences faculty members at a two-year college were concerned about the poor pass rates in medical terminology, a gateway course for all students planning to major in health-related fields. Faculty suspected that students coming out of developmental reading might not have adequate reading skills to do well in medical terminology.…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Success, Vocabulary Development, Medical Education
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Fraser-Thomas, Jessica L.; Cote, Jean; Deakin, Janice – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2005
Concern about the growth in adolescent problem behaviours (e.g. delinquency, drug use) has led to increased interest in positive youth development, and a surge in funding for "after school programs." We evaluate the potential of youth sport programs to foster positive development, while decreasing the risk of problem behaviours.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Altruism, Drug Use, After School Programs
Roehlkepartain, Jolene L.; Leffert, Nancy – 2000
Providing children developmental assets such as family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, and social skills will help them grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. This leader's guide provides instructions for five workshops that introduce the concept of children's assets and address how to build assets in infants, toddlers,…
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing
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Travis, Raphael – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2010
The current study explored attributions made by youth work professionals ("workers") in out-of-school time (OST) programs about the social circumstances of and perceived need of program youth. It followed prior research examining impacts of worker-level attributions on decision-making in service delivery. Two types of OST programs were…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Participant Observation, After School Programs, Youth Programs
Walker, Janet S., Ed. – Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, 2005
This issue of "Focal Point" explores the concepts of resilience and recovery and what they mean in the context of mental health care for children and adolescents. From the articles, it emerges that the terminology associated with recovery and resilience (particularly the word, recovery, itself) can be confusing and even off-putting to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Personality, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Durka, Gloria – Religious Education, 2000
Describes the threat social violence and abuse pose to the psychological and religious development of young people. Discusses strategies aimed at restoring young people's sense of safety and hope by citing seven themes for successful resilience, coping, and developmental assets that a community can control. (CMK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Coping, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kim, Ki Su – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2012
This paper explores two inter-connected issues--the state's role in educational development and educational contribution to economic development--in the policy processes entailed by the South Korean state's pursuit of economic development during the Park Chung Hi era, 1961-1979. It disputes the statist view that South Korea's economic development…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Educational Development
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Bowers, Edmond P.; von Eye, Alexander; Lerner, Jacqueline V.; Arbeit, Miriam R.; Weiner, Michelle B.; Chase, Paul; Agans, Jennifer P. – Journal of Adolescence, 2011
Two theoretical perspectives have been proposed to describe, explain, and intervene in adolescent development--prevention science and positive youth development (PYD). An integrative model bridging these two perspectives posits that it is important to assess the extent to which the same, similar, or complementary mechanisms may be responsible for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Delinquency, Adolescents, Prevention
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Carter, Erik W.; Blustein, Carly L.; Bumble, Jennifer L.; Harvey, Sarah; Henderson, Lynnette M.; McMillan, Elise D. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Amidst decades of attention directed toward improving employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), few efforts have been made to engage communities in identifying local solutions for expanding integrated employment opportunities. We examined the implementation and outcomes of "community…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Dialogs (Language), Intervention, Intellectual Disability
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Hinojosa, T.; Bos, J.; O'Brien, B.; Park, S.; Liu, F.; Jerabek, A. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Students beginning high school commonly experience increased stress and behavior problems alongside declines in grades, attendance, interest in school, and perceptions of academic competence and self-esteem (Alvidrez & Weinstein, 1993; Reyes et al., 2000). Moreover, research indicates that, relative to students who graduate from high school,…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Grade 9, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
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