Tools for Promoting Positive Youth Development: State and Local Examples
Find State and local examples of tools for promoting positive youth development.
202: Adolescent Issues: Risk, Resiliency, and Positive Youth Development
The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2008)
Educates caseworkers about the stages of adolescent development, outcomes for maltreated adolescents, protective factors associated with resiliency, key characteristics of positive youth development, and more.
Demystifying Outcomes: Demonstrating Results in Youth Development Programs (PDF - 90 KB)
Fund for the City of New York Youth Development Institute (2006)
Guides practitioners through the process of identifying and measuring appropriate outcomes for youth development programs.
Engaging Youth: A How-To Guide for Creating Opportunities for Young People to Participate, Lead and Succeed (PDF - 1772 KB)
Paul & Lefkovitz (2006)
Provides an overview of youth leadership, shares best practices from organizations that successfully implement youth leadership opportunities, and provides an introductory catalog of the youth leadership opportunities that exist in the greater Sacramento, CA, region.
Establishing Positive Youth Development Approaches in Group Home Settings: Training Implementation and Evaluation
Collins, Hill, & Miranda
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25(1), 2008
Reports on a training program for group home supervisors in Massachusetts that was designed to utilize positive youth development principles in work with youth transitioning from care to independent living.
Incorporating Youth Development Principles Into Adolescent Health Programs: A Guide for State-Level Practitioners and Policy Makers (PDF - 317 KB)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services & The Forum for Youth Investment (2006)
Summarizes five public health functional areas for adolescent health and suggests specific strategies for integrating youth development principles at different levels.
Policymakers: A Checklist of Youth Development Principles (PDF - 301 KB)
California Collaborative for Youth Development (2006)
Presents a checklist of important questions to guide policymakers when creating, modifying, supporting, and/or funding youth policies and programs.
Positive Youth Development Resource Manual
ACT for Youth (2006)
Provides user-friendly resources and tools to community members and professionals who want to promote positive youth development in their communities. Materials include training activities, handouts, brief PowerPoint presentations, and references to other resources.