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.
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 CYFAR Conference workshop presentation by Laura Bovitz, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, includes 10 steps for program development with Latino youth from building trust and rapport with the Latino community to making the program sustainable.
Join Kyle Hawkey for a webinar discussing using CYFAR Common Measures to plan and implement a successful CYFAR evaluation. Originally delivered in September 2014. To view, download and play the PowerPoint file "Common Measures_for website.ppsx."
CYFAR 2009 workshop identifying technologies and how to incorporate them into the day-to-day work life to simplify and manage tasks. Basic technologies and some newer technologies are presented with overviews of how these tools can be used to help with work activities.
The ever-present cell phone and Blackberry don't have to distract from your conference experience - they can enhance it! Learn to use mobile technologies to facilitate your interaction with presenters, share opinions of a session, and meet others with similar interests.
CYFAR 2009 workshop that explores the background and history of a youth project that uses photovoice and participatory video. Photovoice is a method that enables people to define for themselves and others, including policy makers, what is worth remembering and what needs to be changed.
Explore how technology is a vital part of today's life and society, and why it should be part of your CYFAR program. Discover the tools you can use to Find Information, Find Friends, Work Together, and Have Fun, and see these tools in action.