Community Youth Development Programs, Policies, and Practices

ISBN-10: 0761927875

ISBN-13: 9780761927877

Edition: 2003

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Focusing on positive approaches to youth development that are rapidly supplanting the traditional deficit-oriented, problem-reduction approach, this volume asks what it takes to create a community that will promote the positive opportunities that can optimize the development of all young people.
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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Francisco A. Villarruel (Ph.D., 1990, University of Wisconsin, Madison) is an Associate Professor of Family & Child Ecology at Michigan State University and a Research Associate with the Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, a university-wide research and outreach unit promoting positive development of children, youth, and families in communities through the application of the scholarly resources of Michigan State. He is affiliated with the Julian Samora Research Institute, which generates applies knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. Since joining Michigan State in 1992, Dr. Villarruel has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Community Services and Child Development programs. His research focus is on developmental contextualism, Latino youth and families, and positive youth development.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Community Youth Development: Partnership Creating a Positive World
Individual Issues
The African-American Child & Positive Youth Development: A Journey from Support to Sufficiency
Research Realities & a Vision of Success for Latino Youth Development
Positive Youth Development in Urban American Indian Adolescents
Facilitating Positive Development in Immigrant Youth: The Role of Mentors & Community Organizations
The Role of Gender in Enhancing Program Strategies for Healthy Youth Development
Adolescent Sexuality & Positive Youth Development
Positive Development for Youth with Disabilities: Lessons Learned from Two Stories of Success
The Intersection of Youth and Community Programs
A Serious Look at Leisure: The Role of Leisure Time & Recreation Activities in Positive Youth Development
Working Hand in Hand: Community Youth Development & Career Development
Workforce & Youth Development for Court-Involved Youth: Barriers & Promising Approaches
The Character of Moral Communities: A Community Youth Development Approach to Enhancing Character Development
Youth Civic Development: A Logical Next Step in Community Youth Development
Giving Youth a Voice in Their Own Community & Personal Development: Strategies & Impacts of Bringing Youth to the Table
Youth Professionals, Communities, and Youth
Key Elements of Community Youth Development Programs
Positive Youth Development: The Role of Competence
Adults Who Make a Difference: Identifying the Skills & Characteristics of Successful Youth Workers
The Essential Youth Worker: Supports & Opportunities for Professional Success
Community Youth Development: Youth Voice & Activism
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors
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