Youth Work Practices

This three-session series is designed to provide a framework for youth work based on best practices. The series will include research and promising/evidence-based concepts and their application to youth work practices.

Learning Objectives:

The learner will:

  • Develop understanding of positive youth development approach
  • Enhance knowledge of adolescent development
  • Identify impact of values, culture, social/emotional awareness, and diversity on youth work
  • Deepen understanding of program quality components

Positive Youth Development

  • Positive youth development and resiliency
  • Positive youth development and resiliency
  • Implication for youth development practices

The YOU in youth work!

  • Cultural Identification
  • Understanding Power/Privilege
  • Culture of Adolescents
  • Implication for youth development practices

Youth Program Quality Framework

  • Active Participatory Approach
  • Introduction to Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA)
  • Youth Work Methods Overview




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Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

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Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7235 USA

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