|Promoting Positive Youth Development|
Partners for Children charged
Youth Development Team with
the responsibility of establishing a foundation for developing and
promoting youth development strategies and approaches that are coordinated across agency systems.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE NOTEBOOK
Youth Development Team Goals and Strategies Paper
in New York State
The Partners for Children
Youth Development Team defines youth development
in New York State.
A Discussion Paper
The National Youth Summit Rocks Cleveland
July 22 through July 24
The Family & Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human
Services is excited to announce the annual National Youth Summit:
Leadership in America's Communities
Space Is Limited-Register NOW
Related Publications and Reports on Teens
From working with states over the past few years, the Chapin Hall Center
for Children has
recently developed a series of cross-state matrices on the
indicators used in different states in September 2002 to
measure the well-being of youth.
There you will also find a series of state-by-state narratives on indicator
- National Youth Development Information Center is a one-stop
website for youth workers
- The Youth Engagement and Voice Web page
- Community YouthMapping (CYM)
is a developmental
approach to collecting information on resources and issues
that requires meaningful participation by youth and adults
in a community. Young people and adults canvass their
neighborhoods/communities and document baseline information
on resources for other young people, children and
- Youth Development summary volume in the
Annals of the Academy of Political and Social
NYS Youth Violence Reduction
Strategy: Goals and Guiding Principles
Youth Engagement/Voice Pilot Web Site The Partners for Children
(PFC) Youth Development Team in cooperation with the Assets
Coming Together (ACT) for Youth Upstate and Downstate
Centers of and for Excellence are happy to announce the
opening of their Youth Engagement and Voice Web Site !
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Announces its new Back to School Initiative which provides
students and teachers with informative, accurate
information about addiction and drug abuse
- Interactive Website that is geared specifically for adolescents
ages 11 to 15.
It contains age-appropriate facts on drugs,
real stories about teens and drug abuse, games, take-home
activities, and a question and answer forum.
Using the PRISMS Prevention Risk Indicator Services Monitoring System profiles in your
community: Assessing Youth Alcohol and Substance Abuse Risks and Problems describes the framework of PRISMS.
Tracking Recent Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Rates: New York State and the United States examines National and New York State teenage pregnancy and birth trends, teenage sexual and reproductive behavior, contributing and protective factors and consequences associated with teenage pregnancies and births, and draws conclusions based on this research.
Teach Youth Life Skills
An online resource, the Casey Family Program
helps professionals and caregivers
work together to teach youth the skills they need to live successfully
on their own. Three components:
Each guide can be used independently or with the others to
develop a customized life skills teaching plan for youth ages 8 and up.
Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment (ACLSA)
- a Life Skills Guidebook for
- and Ready, Set, Fly! A Parent's Guide to
Teaching Life Skills.
Also included are a manual for using
the ACLSA and guidebook, and age-appropriate activities for
the program's six topical areas: daily living skills,
Housing and community resources, money management,
self-care, work and study skills and social development.
The What Works Table a point-and-click resource for the web presents
information on specific programs and approaches such as smaller
class sizes, academic tracking, mentoring programs, and youth
employment programs and gives users the option to access short,
readable summaries or to delve deeply into the research
Caring for your Teenager 2003 American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Center for Excellence is a division of the Mount
Sinai Adolescent Health Center committed to building the
capacity of service providers and community-based
organizations to work with young people by providing
technical assistance and training.
A Guide To Positive
Youth Development prepared by
the ACT for Youth Downstate & Upstate Centers for
The ACT for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence
The ACT for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence, housed at Cornell University, is a partnership among the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, The University of Rochester Division of Adolescent Medicine, and the New York State Center for School Safety.
Teen Web Site Teaches Financial Literacy
Teen spending is estimated to reach $175 billion in 2003 and as high
school students prepare to enter the world of college or work, we have to
ask ourselves as parents and educators: how much have we done to prepare
The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth has recently released a report
that assesses youth exposure to alcohol advertising on radio
relative to young adults and all adults over 21. The report
revealed that more than a quarter of radio ads in the summer
of 2003 would not have been in compliance with the alcohol
industry's revised marketing codes announced in September