January Edition (2017), Volume 36

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 Promoting Youth Engagement:

What providers should know about best practices and promising strategies

A Snapshot of Youth-Focused Technical Assistance Centers

Youth engagement is associated with positive relationships and increased motivation. Youth who actively engage in treatment tend to develop strong relationships with service providers, express a willingness to change, and participate and collaborate with others. This resources provides a synopsis of key research findings, articles, and documents regarding youth engagement. 

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Anxiety in Adolescents with ASD

Best Practices: Positive Youth Development

Positive youth development is a policy perspective that emphasized providing services and opportunities to support all young people in developing a sense of a competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment. This resource provides essential features of effective learning environments and settings that facilitate positive youth development for young people inside and outside of school.

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Student Action Plan Against Bullying

Strengthening Communities Through Youth Participation

The central strategy of ACT (Assets Coming Together) is the formation of cross-sector community coalitions for youth that strengthen the capacity of communities to become places where young people thrive. The purpose of ACT is to change the structure (i.e. policies, roles, resources) and culture (i.e attitudes, norms, values) of communities to provide youth with the opportunities and supports that they need for positive development.

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Core Competencies for Youth Services Professionals

Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change

The Forum for Youth Investment is dedicated to helping communities and the nation make sure all young people are ready for college, work, and life.The principles described in this paper can help build the capacity of organizations and communities to ensure that all youth, particularly those least likely to succeed without help, believe that they have the resources needed to make their communities better places for themselves, their families and peers.

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