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A checklist for communication and implementation of highly effective Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).

While chronic absence is not a problem everywhere, it can reach surprisingly high levels even in the early grades. Although teachers take roll every day, most schools currently do not use their data to monitor if they have a problem with chronic absence.

This document describes the philosophy for positive youth development and highlights seven examples of programs using the philosophy.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

1999

This article discusses the use of strength-based over deficit-based approaches to address issues of youth and community development. This approach focuses on “developing that which is desired rather than preventing or treating that which is undesired—the deficit.” The article examines three main issues for evaluating strength-based approaches.

2011

Using the tripartite conception of positive youth development (PYD) suggested by Hamilton (1999) – as a developmental process, a philosophy or approach to youth programming, and as instances of youth programs and organizations focused on fostering the healthy or positive development of youth – this article reviews different theoretical models of the developmental process involved in PYD.

November 2006

This supplement to the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice presents and discusses youth development approaches in the context of public health programs. The overarching purpose of the supplement is to acquaint public health practitioners with the basic concepts of youth development and to provide guidance about how to put them into practice.

November 2006

Specialists in public health and in adolescent healthcare have begun to recognize the promise of a more positive, asset-based approach to improve the health of our youth by focusing on healthy youth development (YD).

April 2011

This document describes the 4-H eight Essential Elements of positive youth development.

September 9, 2005

This paper presents the conceptual foundations of the positive youth development (PYD) perspective by reviewing the history of theories about adolescent development and by specifying the key theoretical ideas defining the PYD perspective. In turn, the paper discusses the burgeoning empirical work being done to define the bases and features of the positive development of diverse youth.

2010

This monograph was written to assist park and recreation professionals and elected officials to better understand the important role of park and recreation services, facilities, and programs in the process of youth development. Historically, park and recreation departments have included youth development as part of their missions, although the term “youth development” is relatively new.

July 2007

In this report, we look closely at students’ performance in their coursework during their freshman year, how it is related to eventual graduation, and how personal and school factors contribute to success or failure in freshman-year courses in Chicago public high schools.

2014

Based on stories gathered from thousands of young people throughout the country, Don’t Call Them Dropouts adds to the large and growing body of research about why some young people fail to complete high school on the traditional four-year timeline.