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NYS Youth Development Indicators Symposium
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2005

This report documents the 2004 New York State Youth Development Indicators Symposium. The event was co-sponsored by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and ACT for Youth.

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evaluation, positive youth development, community youth development, research, proceedings, measuring youth development efforts, evaluating youth development efforts, assessment, youth development measures, proceedings

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Promoting Youth Development in Workplaces
Research Facts and Findings
Stephen F. Hamilton and Mary Agnes Hamilton
2005

Working is part of life for most youth, not just something they are preparing to undertake as adults. This article examines what communities and workplaces can do to promote learning and development.

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apprenticeship, mentoring, positive youth development, community sectors, community involvement, community engagement, business, employment, employers, community outreach, community collaboration

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Places to Be and Places to Belong
Janis Whitlock
2004

This study by Janis Whitlock explores youth connectedness in both school and community. Filled with recommendations and action items, this report highlights the changes needed to fully engage the power of youth in schools and communities.

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school connectedness, school climate, community sectors, community youth development, positive youth development, community involvement, community engagement

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Principles for Youth Development
Stephen F. Hamilton, Mary Agnes Hamilton, Karen Pittman
2004

In this chapter of the Youth Development Handbook, the authors review how the term "youth development" is used, discuss the process and goals of youth development (YD), and give an overview of YD principles and practices. Reprinted with permission.

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positive youth development, positive youth development principles, community youth development, strength-based approach, strengths-based approach, strength based approach, strengths based approach, collaboration, youth-adult partnership, youth engagement, youth voice, youth involvement, community involvement, community engagement, long-term commitment

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Strengthening Youth Involvement
Practice Matters
Jutta Dotterweich
2004

This issue focuses on youth engagement within an organization or community initiative, discussing ACT for Youth's experience promoting positive youth development.

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program planning, program development, program strategies, youth development programs, youth development programming, youth-adult partnership, youth adult partnership, youth voice, youth participation, community youth development, positive youth development, organizational development, engaging teens, engaging young people, engaging youth, involving youth, youth involvement

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Understanding Youth Development Principles and Practices
Research Facts and Findings
Janis Whitlock
2004

This article reviews key features and principles of the positive youth development framework with a particular focus on services, opportunities, and supports (SOS).

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positive youth development, positive youth development principles, community youth development, strength-based approach, strengths-based approach, strength based approach, strengths based approach, collaboration, youth-adult partnership, youth engagement, youth voice, youth involvement, community involvement, community engagement, long-term commitment

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Best Practices for Youth Development Programs
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

This 2003 article reviews the lessons that can be drawn from youth development research.

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positive youth development, program planning

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Evaluating Youth Development Efforts in New York State
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

This report documents the 2003 ACT for Youth symposium Evaluating Youth Development Efforts in New York State: Reasonable Expectations and Feasible Strategies.

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evaluation, positive youth development, community youth development, research, proceedings, measuring youth development efforts, evaluating youth development efforts, assessment, youth development measures, proceedings, Michelle Gambone, Community Action Framework for Youth Development, organizational development

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Fostering School Connectedness
Research Facts and Findings
Janis Whitlock
2003

School connectedness refers to the extent to which youth perceive positive support at school. This fact sheet addresses why school connectedness matters, what determines whether or not a young person feels connected, and the implications of research.

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school climate, protective factors, positive youth development, community sectors, youth engagement, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement, schools

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Social Capital and Well Being of Youth
Research Facts and Findings
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
2003

The term "social capital" suggests an analogy between the financial investments and the investments people make in social relationships. This brief looks at the impact of social capital on youth in families, neighborhoods, schools, and communities.

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positive youth development, community, community youth development, connectedness, social networks, community sectors, community outreach, community collaboration, community involvement

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