• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Handbook of Applied Developmental Science is the only work to comprehensively present the latest theory, research, and application from applied developmental science (ADS) and the positive psychology movement. It summarizes and synthesizes the best scientific knowledge from ADS to help readers understand the efforts being made around the world to ensure that all children and adolescents develop into healthy adults who contribute positively to society. The first resource to organize and integrate both the prevention and promotion approaches to programs and policies, the Handbook provides a detailed road map for future research and for actions that will promote positive child, youth, and family development.

Published in four topical volumes, Volume 1 describes the foundation of applied developmental science, its historical development, and current scientific and professional efforts to develop policies and programs that promote development. Volume 2 examines public policy and government service systems. Volume 3 discusses community systems for enhancing citizenship and promoting a civil society. Finally, Volume 4 outlines methods for university engagement and academic outreach.

Volume 1

Applying Developmental Science for Youth and Families

Historical and Theoretical Foundations

Volume 2

Enhancing the Life Chances of Youth and Families

Contributions of Programs, Policies, and Service Systems

Volume 3

Promoting Positive Youth and Family Development

Community Systems, Citizenship, and Civil Society

Volume 4

Adding Value to Youth and Family Development

The Engaged University and Professional and Academic Outreach

Key Features

  • Four comprehensive, topical volumes
  • Approximately 2200 pages in 95 chapters
  • More than 150 contributors, many of whom are world-renowned leaders in applied developmental science from the academic, professional, and policy and political arenas
  • Forewords for each volume written by well-known authorities, including Edward Zigler, co-founder of the Head Start program; U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings; David Bell, International Youth Foundation; and Graham Spanier, President, The Pennsylvania State University

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Chapter 16: Positive Youth Development in the Context of National Development: The Emerging Youth Agenda of the Dominican Republic1

Positive Youth Development in the Context of National Development: The Emerging Youth Agenda of the Dominican Republic1
Positive youth development in the context of national development: The emerging youth agenda of the Dominican Republic
Francisco A.Villarruel
AlbertoRodriguez
LeenaMangrulkar, in collaboration with
RafaelPaz
Rosemary T.Faiver
Omara RiveraVazquez

Organizations and programs engaged in promoting youth2 development exist throughout the world, ...

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