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Positive Youth Development
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Some General Principles about Adolescence The vast majority of adolescents do not develop serious psychological or social problems A significant minority of individuals do develop these problems during adolescence
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Some General Principles about Problems in Adolescence An important distinction needs to be made between: Experimentation vs. Enduring patterns of behavior Problems that have their origins in adolescence vs. And those that do not Problems that are transitory vs. Problems that endure into adulthood
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Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Theory
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Personal Assets Positive Youth Development (PYD) (Lerner, 2004) Five C’s Competence, Connection, Confidence, Character, and Caring Sixth C - Contribution to self, family, society Motivation Self-concept Self-efficacy Interests/Values Aspirations
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Relationship Between Individual and Ecological Assets Personal Values Social Conscience Interpersonal Values Rules and Boundaries Positive Identity INDIVIDUAL ASSETS ECOLOGICAL ASSETS Activity Participation School Engagement Risk Avoidance Connection to School Connection to Family Connection to Community Contextual Safety Parent Involvement Adult Mentors
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Cook et al (2002) Family Peer School Neighborhood
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Family Resources (Parenting) Parent-child conflict Expectations Monitoring: set limits on behaviors Involvement Family decision making *Benefits of multiple prosocial adults*
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Peers Academic Orientation Orientation towards risky behaviors Expectations and aspirations Academic and Prosocial support Extracurricular Activities
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Schools Transitions Quality of School Climate Sense of connection/belongingness
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