Youth development is often described as an "emerging field." Yet youth development principles have long been at the core of community-based youth-serving organizations. In the past 100 years, youth development practice has evolved and there have been advancements in youth development research.
Yoga is a great form of physical and mental exercise for anyone. However, children can also greatly benefit from youth yoga programs. Yoga can help increase strength, flexibility, coordination, self-esteem, stamina, and confidence among children.
How do you think about the world? What dimensions or concepts are most salient? Join Jay Staker and Bob Horton for an intriguing discussion of big ideas and crosscutting concepts, and the role they can play in what we observe, what we wonder about, and what we teach and learn.
Francesca Adler-Baeder, speaking from an extensive research background on families under stress and children's experiences in diverse family types as well as practical experience working with a broad spectrum of families, engages us in ways to better understand and empower families under stress to nurture their children.
An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of intergenerational programming, covers the latest initiatives aimed at increasing interaction, cooperation, and mutual support between the generations. The presenters highlighted strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating intergenerational programs.
This webinar addresses the topic of teens and distracted driving, exploring ways to engage and empower youth to be peer educators on this critically important issue. Approximately 24% of all crashes (1.2 million) are estimated to be caused by cell phone use while driving (National Safety Council, 2012).
When is behavior part of normal child development and when is it a problem? How do after-school staff redirect the child who is misbehaving? What can after-school staff do to make a positive and engaging environment for children? Both child and adult behaviors figure into the equation of a positive after-school program.
Join the team of detectives on the mission to explore "the journey of food" through innovative and integrative school and community gardening programs. The webinar will highlight the benefits of gardening, curriculum connections, activities, technology tools, food and nutrition, and related initiatives.