ACT for Youth
Developed for youth-serving program providers funded by the NYS Department of Health, this manual offers guidelines, tips, and recipes for providing delicious, healthy food in program settings.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, obesity, tools, eating
This curriculum offers strategies and resources to make program settings more inclusive for youth with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism, or trauma. For slides, companion presentations, and handouts, visit the training web page.
Additional Keywordsinclusion, youth engagement, program planning, youth work professionals
In this Positive Youth Development Network webinar, Jutta Dotterweich explores research findings and resources that will help youth workers establish and maintain developmental relationships with young people.
Additional Keywordsyouth work professionals, webinars, program planning
In this Positive Youth Development Network webinar, Kristen Elmore discusses motivational theories, characteristics and beliefs related to motivation, and how we can design contexts that support motivation.
Additional Keywordsyouth work professionals, webinars, adolescent development, program planning
In this Positive Youth Development Network webinar, Jutta Dotterweich introduces the co-regulation model and concrete strategies for helping youth strengthen self-regulation.
Additional Keywordsyouth work professionals, webinars, adolescent development, program planning, social and emotional learning, SEL
How can educators set the stage for critical thinking? Inquiry-based instruction offers an approach that goes beyond simply conveying information.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, facilitation, youth engagement
In this presentation to the Positive Youth Development Network in NYS, Michele Luc discusses ways to prevent and respond to hate language in youth programs.
Additional Keywordsyouth work professionals, bias, program planning, videos, webinars
Research Facts and Findings
The quality of youth programming depends on a well-trained, well-supported staff. In this article, Mary Maley describes what we know about best practices for technical assistance.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, youth work professionals
Growth mindsets support learning, while fixed mindsets can make us reluctant to challenge ourselves. How can youth work professionals encourage growth mindsets among adolescents?
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, adolescent development
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
This video introduces social and emotional learning (SEL) and explains why SEL is relevant to practitioners in the field of positive youth development.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, videos