In Oregon, recent efforts by a group of state agencies and community partners led to the adoption of a Positive Youth Development (PYD) benchmark by the Oregon Progress Board in 2006. In this paper, we describe the process of creating the state benchmark and present research evidence showing strong relationships that link high levels of PYD to reduced levels of risk behaviors and increased levels of positive, healthy behaviors among Oregon youth.
This compendium provides researchers, prevention specialists, and health educators with 33 tools to measure a range of bullying experiences: bully perpetration, bully victimization, bully-victim experiences, and bystander experiences. Some researchers continue to examine the risk and protective factors associated with bullying experiences.
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.
This framework is a vital tool for early childhood education and care providers seeking to build effective engagement strategies. While the framework is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, its lessons are useful and applicable to a much broader audience of early childhood programs. This framework outlines an approach to building solid foundations for successful parent and family engagement in three areas: program leadership, continuous improvement, and professional development.
You can request a free e-book copy of the field guide by filling out a short form at this site. This book is a 108-page guide to concepts, tools, and examples of coaching that supports individuals, coalitions, groups, and institutions engaged in shaping and sustaining community change. It incorporates examples from rural and urban settings along with tips and tales from over a dozen experienced practitioners.
The National Extension Parenting Educators' Framework (NEPEF) builds upon the earlier effort, the National Extension Parenting Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith et al., 1994). The NEPEM model established six categories of priority practices and skills to be learned by parents and taught by parenting educators.