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ASSESSING POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN A COMMUNITY COLLABORATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE a research proposal b y Aimee Cox Clemson University April 29, 2011. What is the best way to address youth risk factors and problematic behaviors?.
ASSESSING POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN A COMMUNITY COLLABORATION FOR THE PREVENTION OF YOUTH VIOLENCE
a research proposal
April 29, 2011
According to “America’s Children” in 2008
Positive youth development represents a policy perspective for guiding youths’ physical, cognitive and emotional development.
Community Collaboration Outcomes Match Youth Outcomes (Imm, Kehres, Wandersman, & Chinman, 2006)
Community Collaboration in Accordance with PYD Principles
To assess the level of positive youth development principles being implemented in a community collaboration for the prevention of youth violence in New Hanover County, North Carolina.
The Search Institute (2008) reports that in 2003:
Gallagher et al. (2005) report:
Mixed Methods Design using Sequential Explanatory Strategy
Perceived Likelihood of Expected Youth Outcomes (Gallagher et al., 2005; London et al., 2010)
Secondary Data Analysis
Focus Groups: Qualitative Data
Survey: Quantitative Data
"America's Children". (2010). America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2010. Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Retrieved from http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2010/ac_10.
Blue Ribbon Commission on Youth Violence. (2008). 2009-2012 strategic action plan Retrieved from https://cfauw.secureweb1.org/media/BRC_Strategic_Plan.pdf
Gallagher, K. M., Stanley, A., Shearer, D., & Mosca, C. (2005). Implementation of youth development programs: Promise and challenges. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, S61-S68. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2005.05.006
Imm, P. S., Kehres, R., Wandersman, A., & Chinman, M. (2006). Mobilizing communities for positive youth development: Lessons learned from neighborhood groups and community coalitions. In J. E. Rhodes (Ed.), Mobilizing adults for positive youth development: Strategies for closing the gap between beliefs and behaviors. (pp. 137-157). New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2006-06770-008&site=ehost-live
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London, R. A., Pastor, M., Servon, L. J., Rosner, R., & Wallace, A. (2010). The role of community technology centers in promoting youth development. Youth & Society, 42(2), 199-228. doi:10.1177/0044118X09351278
National Research Council & Institute of Medicine. (2002). Chapter 3: Personal and social assets that promote well-being & Chapter 5: Features of positive developmental settings In J. Eccles, & J. Gootman (Eds.), Community programs to promote youth development (pp. 66-85). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Search Institute. (2010). 40 developmental assets for adolescents. Retrieved March 29, 2011, 2011, from http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18
Thompson, L. S., & Lerner, R. M. (2000). Pursuing policies promoting healthy youth development: The role of university-community collaborations. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 1(1), 68. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.comlogin.aspxdirect=true&db=aph&AN=4607412&site=ehost-live
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