Lori A. Rolleri
In this edition of Practice Matters, Lori Rolleri discusses strategies and resources to help practitioners transform inequitable and unhealthy gender norms.
Additional Keywordsprogram planning, adolescent sexual health, gender-series
Most guys aren't promiscuous, but the damaging image of the "player" is embedded in our culture. In this article, Andrew Smiler discusses how parents and youth workers can help boys learn to resist the stereotype.
Additional Keywordsadolescent development, boys, males, relationships, sexual development
Those who work with youth have an opportunity and a responsibility to address the needs of LGBTQ young people. In this edition of PrACTice Matters, Lis Maurer outlines strategies for making program environments more inclusive.
Additional Keywordslesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, program planning
Mary Grenz Jalloh and Elizabeth Mastro
The Dignity for All Students Act allows NYS schools to focus on providing a learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. This brief outlines the law's provisions and suggests ways to support its implementation.
Additional Keywordsbullying, school climate, school safety
A first job is a key point of entry into adulthood, but may also cause unintended harm. In this edition of Practice Matters, Chris Batman-Mize discusses how adults can help teens have positive work experiences.
Additional Keywordsemployment, labor force, employer, business, dropout, drop out, sexual harassment, advocacy, advocate, unions
This report describes some of the new media and communication technologies that have become popular in recent years, together with case examples demonstrating how these technologies are being used for sexual and reproductive health.
Additional KeywordsInternet, social media, technology, communications, social networks, sexual health, sex education, sexual health education
Mary Agnes Hamilton and Stephen F. Hamilton
In this essay, Mary Agnes Hamilton and Stephen F. Hamilton offer recommendations for strengthening connections between research and practice in youth development.
Additional Keywordspositive youth development, community youth development, evidence-based programs, EBP, evidence based programs, evidence-based practice, program planning, program development, best practices
Richard Kreipe, MD
This 2006 article offers an overview of the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by 2010, connecting its goals to the positive youth development framework.
Additional KeywordsHealthy People 2010, public health, community youth development
Premini Sabaratnam and Jonathan D. Klein
This article discusses the Rochester Evaluation of Asset Development for Youth (READY) Tool, an easy-to-use program evaluation tool designed to measure four core youth development outcomes.
Additional Keywordspositive outcomes, indicators, evaluation, research, measuring youth development efforts, evaluating youth development efforts, assessment, youth development measures, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
Shepherd Zeldin, Cailin O'Connor, and Linda Camino
This article offers advice for adults to support youth involvement in research and evaluation projects without either abdicating responsibility or overpowering youth partners in the project.
Additional Keywordsyouth participatory evaluation, program planning, program development, empowerment evaluation, participatory action research