Outcomes are short-term, intermediate, or long-term benefits participants receive from involvement in a program. While determining short-term outcomes may be relatively straightforward, identifying long-term outcomes can be more challenging. An outcome considered to be intermediate in one program may be seen as long-term by another. The design of the program determines how short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes are defined.
This presentation will assist new researchers and practitioners in how to navigate the pitfalls and take advantage of resources as they design and implement social science research studies with a child and youth focus. Participants will learn about designing a good research project, issues surrounding measurement and psychometrics, issues surrounding use of existing data and instrument development, and questionnaire and survey design.
This is not another service learning program, but rather a unique civic engagement curriculum rooted in community development that teaches public deliberation skills. PEACE is intended to help make the process of teaching citizenship, public deliberation, and civic engagement more enjoyable and youth driven. PEACE is comprised of six lessons and designed as scaffolds where each lesson is used to build into the next lesson.
Tools of the Trade II is a staff-development module that uses a "train-the-trainer" approach to deliver a comprehensive 21-hour training for afterschool program frontline staff and youth workers on incorporating science, engineering and technology (SET) into afterschool programming. Using a hands-on, interactive skill-building approach, it provides tools drawn from best practices to help afterschool staff enhance communication, management and educational delivery of afterschool programs.
This webinar is on what it takes to establish relationship and marriage enrichment as well as parenting education programs that adequately meet the unique needs of stepfamilies. The continued prevalence of divorce accompanied by a high remarriage rate has resulted in an increasing number of stepfamilies.
Learn about two exciting Extension marriage education programs and the new National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model. The National Extension Relationship and Marriage Education Model is a research-based, theoretically grounded, and best-practice informed tool to help educators design, deliver, and evaluate programs that support healthy couple and marital relationships.
Did you know that 75% of prison inmates are school dropouts? Increasing graduation rates of males by only 1% would save the country $1.4 billion in reduced crime related costs? With a H.S. diploma the median household wealth increases by 10 fold over a lifetime? With a college degree that number increases to 90 times more median household wealth? An estimated 13 million dropouts over the next decade will cost the nation $3 trillion in lost taxes, incarceration expenses, and social services? Latina/os have a much higher high school dropout rate than do blacks or whites?
This archived recording of a 90-minute webinar is based on "See the World Through My Eyes," an "ages-and-stages" program developed by the family life team at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension aimed at improving parent-child relationships.
Proceedings of the CYFAR Competency & Capacity Building Virtual Summit: Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies for Working with Vulnerable Populations. Engaging video presentations by experts pondering emerging issues and evidence-based strategies in the areas of economic stress, poverty, and programming with cultural competence, followed by lively discussion and links to related papers and resources.
Dr. Garbarino's presentation focused on how a school's social system plays a decisive role in the process of bullying, sexual harassment, and emotional violence in the lives of teenagers. One core message is to avoid the temptation to see bullying as a personal problem and instead to always look at the workings of the school as a social system. This implies a need for strategies for responding that include character education, better feedback from students, and more explicit demonstration of adult caring in the school.