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.

Working Hand in Hand: Community Youth Development and Career Development

Working hand in hand: Community youth development and career development
Theresa M.Ferrari

Workforce preparation has become a major concern in our society. The rapid pace of social and technological change and globalization of the economy have contributed to the changing nature of work. Moving from school to work is one of the most important transitions that young people face. Some have argued that current educational systems do not adequately support this transition for young people (American Federation of Teachers, 1997; Murnane & Levy, 1996; U.S. Department of Education, 1996; U.S. General Accounting Office, 1993). Many organizations (e.g., school-to-work initiatives, state education departments, youth organizations such as 4-H) have responded to this concern by using the report of ...

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