101114: Putting Positive Youth Development Into Practice

A Resource Guide

About the Course:

“Putting Positive Youth Development Into Practice” was conceived to provide those interested in youth development with a solid understanding of the theory behind the PYD approach. It offers practical advice for those launching and running programs that support the development of young people. Topics include the theory behind PYD, examples of promising practices, and ways youths can collaborate with many types of organizations in their efforts to promote PYD.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services- Youth and Family Service Bureau

Publication Date:

2007

Author

Family and Youth Services Bureau Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the Positive Youth Development approach to aiding young people. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the theoretical evolution of the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach.

  2. Identify the characteristics of programs that promote PYD.

  3. Cite examples of promising practices resulting from the implementation of the PYD approach.

  4. Compare some ways youth, communities, and state and local governments can collaborate in efforts to promote PYD.

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