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National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming
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National Safe Place: Implementing Positive Youth Development into Programming

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This webinar with discuss practical application of the Positive Youth Development philosophy into your youth shelter, street outreach and afterschool programming. Facilitated by Adrian Burnim, …

This webinar with discuss practical application of the Positive Youth Development philosophy into your youth shelter, street outreach and afterschool programming. Facilitated by Adrian Burnim, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth

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    • 1.  
    • 2. Who We Are <ul><li>Adrian Burnim </li></ul><ul><li>National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Youth Policy Associate </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Robin Donaldson </li></ul><ul><li>National Safe Place </li></ul><ul><li>Program Development and Research Director </li></ul>
    • 3. Help us help you!
    • 4. What is PYD?
    • 5. What is PYD? <ul><li>America’s Promise </li></ul><ul><li>Search Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Pittman, IYF </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Lerner, Tufts/4-H </li></ul><ul><li>Etc., etc., etc. </li></ul>
    • 6. What is PYD? <ul><li>America’s Promise </li></ul><ul><li>(Alma & Colin Powell) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 5 Promises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Healthy Start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to Help Others </li></ul></ul>
    • 7. What is PYD? <ul><li>(Search Institute) </li></ul><ul><li>40 Developmental Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Internal External </li></ul>Support Empowerment Boundaries and Expectations Constructive Use of Time Commitment to Learning Positive Values Special Competencies Positive Identity
    • 8. Paradigm Shift <ul><li>Karen Pittman coined the now </li></ul><ul><li>famous PYD phrase… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Problem free is not fully prepared.” </li></ul><ul><li>Concisely summarized the concept of PYD </li></ul><ul><li>Moved the field from deficit-based intervention to strengths-based development </li></ul><ul><li>An entirely new way of thinking about helping at-risk youth and their families. </li></ul>
    • 9. What is PYD? <ul><ul><li>Richard Lerner, Tufts University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Six “C”s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring/Compassion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution </li></ul></ul>
    • 10. What is NOT PYD? <ul><li>Viewing youth as “problems” to be solved </li></ul><ul><li>Letting young person do whatever </li></ul><ul><li>Making judgments about youth based on appearance, circumstance, or beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Not giving young person an opportunity to express their feelings and needs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding the young persons challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Making choices for the young person </li></ul>
    • 11. Why should you use it?
    • 12. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>The new RHY Act requires it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It benefits your young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It benefits your staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It benefits your whole organization </li></ul></ul>
    • 13. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>PYD benefits your young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves self-esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivates responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>It benefits your staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides structure (Attitude, Language, Behavior) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds skills for career advancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>It benefits your whole organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates positive work environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps retain staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes youth your best marketers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs the board of directors/ stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
    • 16. How can PYD work for you?
    • 17. PYD and YOU! <ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff buy-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth buy-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time and money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of outcomes </li></ul></ul>
    • 18. PYD and YOU! <ul><ul><li>Organizational Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe Places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Healthy Start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to Help Others </li></ul></ul>
    • 19. PYD and YOU! <ul><ul><li>Frontline Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caring/Compassion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution </li></ul></ul>
    • 20. Let’s make it work!
    • 21. Brief Contact PYD Strategies <ul><li>Focus on caring and compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to youth with all 5 senses </li></ul><ul><li>See about youth’s physical needs </li></ul><ul><li>Make a connection with young person </li></ul><ul><li>Try to build young person’s confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize positive character traits </li></ul><ul><li>Use “teachable moments” to build competency </li></ul>
    • 22. Brief Contact Scenario <ul><li>At 10pm on a Monday night a young male teenager arrives at your safe place center. He asks if you can help him. He has minor cuts on his hands, a busted lip, and a knot on his forehead. He is upset and using profanity as he begins talking about his injuries. You notice he is wearing a Chicago Bulls jersey and has Ipod earphones hanging from his rear pocket. </li></ul>
    • 23. Shelter Care/ Out-of-School Time PYD Strategies <ul><li>Appropriate Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Establish clear & consistent expectations regarding physical & psychological safety (client contract). </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for youth leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>- Warmth, closeness, connectedness, caring, guidance, responsiveness, good communications </li></ul><ul><li>Youthful Space </li></ul><ul><li>Feature youth popular cultures (posters, music, language) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tools & equipment to facilitate education gains and employability skills (computers, books, tutors, visual media) </li></ul><ul><li>Reward & Recognition Program </li></ul><ul><li>Staff and youth set targeted goals and objective together </li></ul><ul><li>Designate a set time to recognize youth achievement and progress in front of staff and peers. Involve parents & family when possible. </li></ul>
    • 24. Contact US <ul><li>Adrian Burnim </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(301) 608-8098 </li></ul><ul><li>Robin Donaldson </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(502) 635-3660 </li></ul>
    • 25. Acknowledgements <ul><li>The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth is a free information and resource service of the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Administration for Children, Youth, and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the FYSB Clearinghouse Web site at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov </li></ul>

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