A webinar on inclusion as it relates to immigrant and refugee youth in 4-H. The webinar covers social, cultural, and emotional conditions that can affect program participation for immigrant and refugee youth; the impacts of these conditions on immigrant and refugee youth and their families; and promising practices for engaging immigrant and refugee youth.
Resources are available to support community educational programs for at-risk children, youth, and families and are based on locally identified needs, and soundly grounded in research. The resources also help local projects to integrate programming into ongoing Extension programs for children, youth, and families—ensuring that at-risk, low-income children, youth, and families continue to be part of Extension and 4-H programs and have access to resources and educational opportunities.
The following template has been designed to ease your reporting of Common Measures data.
There are two pieces in this reporting package:
A webinar outlining ways to promote and cultivate sustainability within CYFAR programming. The webinar explains CYFAR's role in sustainability, the PSAT, how grantees score, and how to use PSAT results.
The CYFAR Program Quality Instrument (PQI) is a 19-item survey measuring the essential elements of youth program quality. This document includes the survey, reliability and validity information, administration guide, scoring instructions, acknowledgements and list of publications using the PQI.
From happy to sad, anxious to relieved, frustrated to energized - our lives are filled with emotions. Emotions can help us respond to a crisis, motivate us to advocacy and action, or leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what it means to live in a society under heightened stress and we are seeing the daily impact of this stress on the lives of children, youth, and families. In this webinar, join Dr.
A CYFAR PDF Report which details the CYFAR Common Measures. It assesses CYFAR youth (grades 3-12) in three main domains: resilience, life skills, and program quality. The report provides the data from CYFAR Common Measures in 2022.
A CYFAR document providing a guide to assess outcomes for CYFAR funded programs. This administration guide was created to help CYFAR grantees better prepare to administer survey measures.
A CYFAR document providing a step-by-step guide to creating a program survey and viewing datasets.
A CYFAR webinar providing an overview of generational volunteering.
A CYFAR webinar providing an overview of the CYFAR Common Measures required as part of CYFAR grants. The data collected is used by USDA–NIFA as one of many tools to fight for CYFAR dollars in congress. This webinar will briefly discusses the CYFAR Common Measures, but most time will be spent on best practices for implementation.
As humans, everything we do begins with a thought, and the quality of that thought has a direct impact on the next thing we do. This presentation and discussion will introduce overarching concepts pertaining to performance psychology as applied in high stress situations. Specific self-awareness and self-regulation skills will be shared by the Penn State University Athletic Department's Performance Psychology Services Team.
A webinar presented by the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Center that provides an overview of how the CYFAR Logic Model Builder works, its components, and use in developing logic models.
A study that explores potential positive returns from the CYFAR Initiative's financial investment. Developed by the Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Center on behalf of NIFA.
Learn about the core components of implementation evaluation and explore questions and designs to carry out these evaluations through case examples. Webinar presented by Dr. Tatiana Bustos.
This report provides academic research on how people respond to cyberbullying and reactions to systemic racism. In addition, the authors' goal is to highlight bystander intervention strategies that are effective at constructing healthy communication, calming anger and frustration, and changing attitudes.
The benefits of high-quality out-of-school-time programs are well known but ways to persuade youth to stay engaged are not. Several studies that shed light on youth engagement are discussed below.
More Time for Teens is a report issued at the midpoint of a three-year study into participation by 432 youth at 10 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, starting when the youth are in seventh and eighth grades. It was conducted by a firm called Public/Private Ventures.
One of the goals of CYFAR grants is to be sustainable after 5-years of funding. Understanding how to cultivate relationships while building partnerships is a key part of sustainability. Relationships are also important before asking for time, space, volunteers, funding or other resources. The Fundraising Academy's Cause Selling Education will significantly increase fundraising, including gaining other resources, through the idea of building relationships first. This educati
A YouTube video webinar that addresses the importance of diversity and how it affects those working in youth development programs. The short video describes how to appropriately incorporate diversity into personal awareness in order to create inclusive youth development programs.
Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide. 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization
A PDF from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that outlines steps individuals and organizations can take advance and embedding racial equity in youth settings. This PDF contains clear framework and goes in depth with each of their suggested seven tips.
A 2011 Journal of Youth Development PDF that highlights and emphasized the benefits of including marginalized groups in youth development organizations. The PDF contains information on terminologies and the existing research of marginalized groups in youth development programs.
A PDF that provides the outcomes of racial and ethnic equity and inclusion in job skills training approaches. The PDF contains key findings from the case study that examined implementing racial and ethnic equity and inclusion in job skills training programs and initiatives.
A April 2020 Child Trends PDF that highlights the importance of including racial equity in positive youth development approaches. The PDF contains examples of programs and initiatives that showcase ways embedding racial equity looks like in programs.
A Pennsylvania State University article that provides the framework of including stakeholders as a part of the strategic planning process for successful technology initiatives. The article helps identify who stakeholders are and how to include opportunities for stakeholders to participate.
A brief Arizona State University blog post that provides tips and recommendations on how nonprofit programs can utilize technology to maximize their program's impact and outreach. The six tips outline factors to keep in mind when using technology to raise funding and awareness.
A training webinar video by DaSy The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data system that provides information on how to effectively use technology platforms as an advantage. Technology tips are provided on how to virtually engage stakeholders and the audience for project meetings.