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The first volume of this SpringerBrief presents a series of papers compiled from a conference about how after-school programs may be implemented to promote positive youth development (PYD) hosted by Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. This volume reviews the importance of after-school programs for PYD and discusses key components of effective after-school programs. It also discusses issues related to the evaluation and measurement of quality in after-school programs. In addition, the brief presents suggestions for how researchers, policy makers, and practitioners can move the field forward and maximize the potential of after-school time and programs for promoting positive youth development for children and adolescents. 
Topics featured in this brief include: The history of the relationship between after-school programs and positive youth development. 
Specific features of programs that are important for advancing positive youth development. 
Issues in and approaches to measuring quality in after-school programs.
The Quality, Engagement, Skills, Transfer (QuEST) model and its use for measuring effective after-school programs. 
A case study evaluation of the Girls on the Run program. After-School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development, Volume 1, is a must-have resource for policy makers and related professionals, graduate students, and researchers in child and school psychology, family studies, public health, social work, law/criminal justice, and sociology. 

GENRE
Self-Development
RELEASED
2017
July 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
85
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer International Publishing
SELLER
Springer Nature B.V.
SIZE
1
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