Improving Youth-Serving Social Settings: Intervention Goals and Strategies for Schools, Youth Programs, and Communities

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Marybeth Shinn

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes three kinds of intervention goals and strategies that can improve youth-serving social settings. First, organizations and communities can come together in participatory ways to plan and implement setting-level change. Processes of buy-in, collaboration, and capacity-building are considered from both organizational and community perspectives. Second, organizations and communities can better use settinglevel data to monitor progress, rather than relying on the typical bean-counting approaches to measure youth participation, or single youth indicators like high-stakes testing. Third, organizations and communities can increase both the representation of diverse groups of youth in social settings and the quality of their experience. Examples are drawn from the other chapters in the volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationToward Positive Youth Development
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Schools and Community Programs
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199301478
ISBN (Print)9780195327892
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Buy-in
  • Capacity-building
  • Community
  • Data systems
  • Professional development
  • Schools
  • Youth organizations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Yoshikawa, H., & Shinn, M. (2010). Improving Youth-Serving Social Settings: Intervention Goals and Strategies for Schools, Youth Programs, and Communities. In Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0019