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
Elizabeth Mastro and Mary Grenz Jalloh
Evidence suggests successful collaboration between school and community groups leads to improved outcomes for youth. This issue of Practice Matters outlines some of challenges to and strategies for collaboration between school and community groups.
Additional Keywordscommunity collaboration, community sectors, community involvement, community engagement, community outreach
This edition of Practice Matters discusses an online peer mentoring and social marketing campaign aimed at teen pregnancy prevention, and how the program was piloted in Rochester, NY.
Additional Keywordssexual health, reproductive health, peer education, adolescent pregnancy, Metrix Marketing
Maud Easter and Dina Refki
Programs for immigrant youth work best when built on their particular strengths. This issue of Practice Matters describes assets of immigrant youth and useful strategies for program development.
Additional Keywordscultural competence, program strategies, program planning, youth development programs, youth development programming