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Positive Youth Development

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Positive Youth Development

  1. 2. Who We Are <ul><li>Jennifer Rich </li></ul><ul><li>Director </li></ul><ul><li>National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Ravenna Motil-McGuire </li></ul><ul><li>Public Information Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth </li></ul>
  2. 3. PYD Resources Positive Youth Development: An Introduction Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice: A Resource Guide
  3. 4. PYD Resources Free two-part online training http://ncfy-learn.jbsinternational.com/
  4. 5. History of Youth Work <ul><li>Before 1950 – </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence? What’s that? </li></ul>
  5. 6. History of Youth Work <ul><li>1950s and 60s – </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble brews </li></ul>
  6. 7. History of Youth Work <ul><li>1970s and 80s – </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting behaviors </li></ul>
  7. 8. History of Youth Work <ul><li>1980s – </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>begins to germinate </li></ul>
  8. 9. History of Youth Work <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ </li></ul>Problem free is not fully prepared!
  9. 10. What is PYD? <ul><li>PYD strives to identify and promote the conditions under which teens thrive. </li></ul>
  10. 11. PYD Frameworks <ul><li>1. Richard Lerner, Tufts/4-H (http://ase.tufts.edu/iaryd) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Search Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(www.search-institute.org) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. The Five Cs (plus one) <ul><ul><li>Richard Lerner, Tufts University </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>Journal of Adolescent Health March 2010 http://www.jahonline.org/issues/contents?issue_key=S1054-139X%2810%29X0003-9
  12. 13. Search Institute <ul><li>40 Developmental Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Internal </li></ul>Commitment to Learning : motivated to learn, cares about school, reads for pleasure Positive Values : honesty, integrity, responsibility, caring Special Competencies : decision-making, social skills, conflict resolution Positive Identity : self-esteem, sense of purpose, positive about future.
  13. 14. Search Institute <ul><li>40 Developmental Assets </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul>Support : families, schools, neighborhoods, caring adults Empowerment : safety, service, youth as resources Boundaries and Expectations : rules and consequences, role models, high expectations Constructive Use of Time : arts, sports, religion, time at home
  14. 15. Common Threads <ul><li>Courtesy of the National Research Council </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and psychological safety </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and moral support </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive adult relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Positive peer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Belonging and sense of being valued </li></ul><ul><li>Positive social values </li></ul><ul><li>Growing opportunities for leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Skill building and mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to master environment </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to community </li></ul><ul><li>Links between family, school, broader community resources </li></ul>
  15. 16. Putting PYD into Practice
  16. 17. Practical PYD <ul><li>PYD is: </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing a young person’s differences </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting young people in making their own decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Providing opportunities to express feelings and needs </li></ul><ul><li>Working with youth to identify boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>PYD is not: </li></ul><ul><li>Making judgments based on </li></ul><ul><li>appearance or circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Telling them what to do </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding a youth’s concerns </li></ul><ul><li>or challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Letting a young person do </li></ul><ul><li>whatever they want </li></ul>
  17. 18. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>PYD benefits your youth </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>
  18. 19. Why Use It? <ul><ul><li>It benefits your staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens relationships with youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improves ability to serve youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides structure </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. 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>Makes youth your best marketers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informs the board of directors/stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. Creating a PYD Environment <ul><li>After participating in this brilliant webinar, you decide that you want your facility to be a model for PYD. You head down to the lobby to see what a young person entering your program would see. </li></ul>
  21. 22. Common Threads <ul><li>Physical and psychological safety </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and moral support </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive adult relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Positive peer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Belonging and sense of being valued </li></ul><ul><li>Positive social values </li></ul><ul><li>Growing opportunities for leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Skill building and mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to master environment </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to community </li></ul><ul><li>Links between family, school, broader community resources </li></ul>
  22. 23. PYD in Practice <ul><li>Safe (and inconspicuous) entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Youth-friendly hours </li></ul><ul><li>Youth greeters or guides </li></ul><ul><li>Youth-designed decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Places to lounge, cool things to do </li></ul>
  23. 24. Providing PYD Care <ul><li>You’re called to pick up a teenage girl from the local McDonalds. She has been crying and has bruising on her wrists. You notice she is wearing a Paramore t-shirt and has a swim team patch from a local high school on her backpack. You bring her back to the shelter. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Common Threads <ul><li>Physical and psychological safety </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional and moral support </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive adult relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Positive peer relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Belonging and sense of being valued </li></ul><ul><li>Positive social values </li></ul><ul><li>Growing opportunities for leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Skill building and mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to master environment </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to community </li></ul><ul><li>Links between family, school, broader community resources </li></ul>
  25. 26. PYD in Practice <ul><li>Make connections </li></ul><ul><li>Listen with all 5 senses </li></ul><ul><li>Address youth’s physical needs </li></ul><ul><li>Be inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize positive character traits </li></ul><ul><li>Use “teachable moments” to build competency </li></ul>
  26. 27. Let’s recap <ul><ul><li>Much of what you are doing is already PYD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple steps count </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Even the smallest results can encourage staff and young people to keep going </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. Let’s recap <ul><ul><li>Questions?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments?? </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Contact Us <ul><li>Jennifer Rich </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(305) 981-1498 </li></ul><ul><li>Ravenna Motil-McGuire </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(240) 645-4926 </li></ul>

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