Positive Youth Development in the United States: Research Findings on Evaluations of Positive Youth Development Programs. Effective Programs in Three Social Domains

11/13/1998

 


EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS IN THREE SOCIAL DOMAINS

Nine effective programs combined their strategies across three settings.  Seven programs were conducted in combined family, school, and community domains:  Across Ages, Adolescent Transitions Project, Midwestern Prevention Project, Project Northland, Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways, Valued Youth Partnership, and Woodrock Youth Development Project.  These multiple-domain programs successfully promoted positive youth development strategies in school, incorporated parent or family involvement, and used community strategies or settings.  One program, Creating Lasting Connections, combined family, church, and community, and one program, Quantum Opportunities, combined school, workplace, and community.