Community Youth Development: Programs, Policies, and Practices focuses on positive methods for youth development that are rapidly supplanting the traditional deficit-oriented, problem-reduction approaches. Edited by eminent scholars Francisco A. Villarruel, Daniel F. Perkins, Lynne M. Borden, and Joanne G. Keith, this accessible volume provides practical tools and models for developing community-wide initiatives that strengthen protective factors, build competencies, and focus on thriving indicators. Examining the needs of multiple audiences, programs, and policies, each chapter contributes to an overall understanding of the "how" and "why" of community youth development. Designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students in human development, family studies, and education, Community Youth Development: Programs, Policies, and Practices is also an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policy advocates for youth and community development.

Community Youth Development: Partnership Creating a Positive World

Community youth development: Partnership creating a positive world
Daniel F.Perkins
Lynne M.Borden
Joanne G.Keith
Tianna L.Hoppe-Rooney
Francisco A.Villarruel

U.S. citizens have been startled into the realization that their communities are all vulnerable to violence, regardless of whether they are rural, suburban, or urban. The violent acts of young people toward their peers have repeatedly shocked the nation (e.g., the tragic events in Eugene, Oregon; Littleton, Colorado; and Jonesboro, Arkansas). Given this frightening new understanding, across the country communities are trying desperately to understand what it takes to create environments that promote the positive and healthy development of all youth. Communities are attempting to redesign themselves to be places that promote both positive behavior in youth and the general well-being of all young people ...

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