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Alberts, A. E., Chase, P., Naudeau, S., Phelps, E., & Lerner, R. (2006). Qualitative and quantitative assessments of thriving and contribution in early adolescence: Findings from the 4-H study of positive youth development. Journal of Youth Development, 1(2).

Bandy, T., & Moore, K.A. (2009). Non-participation of children and adolescents in out-of-school time programs: Child, family and neighborhood factors. (Pub. #2009-39). Washington, D.C.: Child Trends. Retrieved from http://www.caction.org/CAN-Research/Reports/2009/Child_Trends-2009_07_22_RB_Nonparticipation.pdf (PDF, 6 pages)

Boynton-Jarrett, R., Hair, E., & Zuckerman, B. (2013). Turbulent times: Effects of turbulence and violence exposure in adolescence on high school completion, health risk behavior, and mental health in young adulthood. Social Science & Medicine, 95, 77–86.

Bull, S. S., Levine, D. K., Black, S. R., Schmiege, S. J., & Santelli, J. (2012). Social media-delivered sexual health intervention: A cluster randomized control trial. American Journal of Prevention Medicine, 43(5), 467–474.

DiClemente, R. J., Wingood, G. M., Harrington, K. F., Lang, D. L., Davies, S. L., Hook, E. W., . . . Robillard, A. (2004). Efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescent girls: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 292(2), 171–179.

DuBois, D. L., Portillo, N., Rhodes, J. E., Silverthorn, N., & Valentine, J. C. (2011). How effective are mentoring programs for youth? A systematic assessment of the evidence. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 12(2), 57–91.

Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A., & Schellinger, K. B. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development, 82(1), 474–501.

Eccles, J. (2011). Community-based programs for youth. Presented at National Academies of Science Conference: 10-year Follow-Up to “Community Programs to Promote Youth Development.”

Eccles J. S., & Gootman J. A. (Eds.). (2002). Community programs to promote youth development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Gavin, L., Catalano, R., David-Ferdon, C., Gloppen, K., & Markham, C. (2009). A review of positive youth development programs that promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44, S11.

Gavin, L. E., Catalano, R. F., David-Ferdon, C., Gloppen, K. M., & Markham, C. M. (2010). A review of positive youth development programs that promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(3), S75–S91.

Kegler, M., Young, K., Marshall, L., Bui, D., & Rodine, S. (2005). Positive youth development linked with prevention in a Vietnamese-American community: Successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37, 69-79.

Kliewer, W., & Murrelle, L. (2007). Risk and protective factors for adolescent substance use: Findings from a study in selected Central American countries. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 448-455.

Lerner, R. M. (2004). Liberty: Thriving and civic engagement among America's youth. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Lerner, R. M., Lerner, J. F., & Phelps, E. (2008). Wave of the future: The first five years of the 4-H study of positive youth development. Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Medford, MA: Tufts University.

Lerner, R. M., & Lerner, J. V. (2013). The positive development of youth: Comprehensive findings from the 4-H study of positive youth development. Medford, MA: Tufts University, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. Retrieved from http://www.4-h.org/about/youth-development-research/positive-youth-development-study/

Maslow, G. R., & Chung, R. J. (2013). Systematic review of positive youth development programs for adolescents with chronic illness. Pediatrics, 131(5). Retrieved from http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/5/e1605

McConachie, H., Huq, S., Munir, S., Ferdous, S., Zaman, S., & Khan, N. Z. (2000). A randomized controlled trial of alternative modes of service provision to young children with cerebral palsy in Bangladesh. The Journal of Pediatrics, 137(6), 769–776.

Moran, J. R., & Reaman, J. A. (2002). Critical issues for substance abuse prevention targeting American Indian youth. Journal of Primary Prevention, 22, 201–233.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). (2007). Project Venture. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.

Pittman, K. (1999). Youth Today: The power of engagement. Forum for Youth Engagement. Retrieved from www.forumforyouthinvestment.org/node/500

Pittman, K., Irby, M., & Ferber, T. (2001). Unfinished business: Further reflections on a decade of promoting youth development. In P.L. Benson and K.J. Pittman (Eds.), Trends in youth development: Visions, realities and challenges. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Rhodes, J. (2005). Research Corner: Mentoring immigrant youth. Boston, MA: National Mentoring Partnership. Retrieved from http://www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1318.pdf (PDF, 6 pages)

Roth, J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). What do adolescents need for healthy development: Implications for youth policy. Social Policy Report 14(1), 3-19.

Walters, D., Zanghi, M., Ansell, D., Armstrong, E., & Sutter, K. (2011). Transition planning with adolescents: A review of principles and practices across systems. Tulsa, OK: National Resource Center for Youth Development and the University of Southern Maine. Retrieved from http://www.jimcaseyyouth.org/sites/default/files/documents/transition-planning-with-adolescents.pdf (PDF, 41 pages)

Wong, K., & Lee, T. (2005). Professional discourse of social workers working with at-risk young people in Hong Kong: Risk or resilience. In M. Ungar (Ed.), Handbook for working with children and youth: Pathways to resilience across cultures and contexts (pp. 313-327). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

World Development Reports. (2007). World Development Report 2007. Retrieved from http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDR2007/Resources/1489782-1158107976655/overview.pdf (PDF, 23 pages)

Yudin, M. (2013). Keeping students with disabilities safe from bullying. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/keeping-students-with-disabilities-safe-frombullying/

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Additional References from Positive Youth Development Literature

America's Promise (2006). Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action. Washington, D.C.: America's Promise. Retrieved from http://www.americaspromise.org/resource/every-child-every-promise-turning-failure-action-0

Baete Kenyon, D., & Hanson, J. D. (2012). Incorporating traditional culture into positive youth development programs with American Indian/Alaska Native Youth. Child Development Perspectives, 6(3), 272–279.

Benard, B. (1991). Fostering resiliency in kids: Protective factors in the family, school, and community. Portland, OR: Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities.

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Benson, P. L., Scales, P. C., Hamilton, S. F., & Sesma, A., Jr. (2006). Positive youth development: Theory, research and application.In R. M. Lerner (Ed.), Handbook of child psychology, Vol I: Theoretical models of human development,  (pp. 894-941). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

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Camino, L. (2005). Pitfalls and promising practices of youth-adult partnerships: An evaluator's reflections. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(1), 75-85.

Camino, L. A. (2000). Youth-adult partnerships: Entering new territory in community work and research. Applied Developmental Science, 4, 11-20.

Camino, L., & Zeldin, S. (2002). From periphery to center: Pathways for youth civic engagement in the day-to-day life of communities. Applied Developmental Science, 6(4), 213-220.

Carnegie Corporation of New York (1992). A matter of time: Risk and opportunity in the non- school hours. New York, NY: Carnegie Corporation.

Cargo, M., Grams, G. D., Ottoson, J. M., Ward, P., & Green, L. W. (2003). Empowerment as fostering positive youth development and citizenship. American Journal of Health Behavior, 27, 66-79.

Catalano, R. F., Berglund, M. L., Ryan, J. A. M., Lonczack, H. S., & Hawkins, J. D. (2004). Positive youth development in the United States: Research findings on evaluations of positive youth development programs. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 591, 98-124.

Catalano, R. F., Hawkins J. D., Berglund, M. L., Pollard, J. A., & Arthur, M. W. (2002). Prevention science and positive youth development: Competitive or cooperative frameworks? Journal of Adolescent Health, 31(6), 230-239.

Choi, Y., Harachi, T. W., Gillmore, M. R., & Catalano, R. F. (2005). Applicability of the social development model to urban ethnic minority youth: Examining the relationship between external constraints, family socialization, and problem behaviors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15(4), 505-534.

Damon, W. (2004). What is positive youth development? Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 591(1), 13-24.

Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., & Pachan, M. (2010). A meta-analysis of after-school programs that seek to promote personal and social skills in children and adolescents. American Journal of Community Psychology, 45(3-4), 294–309.

Evans, A. B., Banerjee, M., Meyer, R., Aldana, A., Foust, M., & Rowley, S. (2012). Racial socialization as a mechanism for positive development among African American youth. Child Development Perspectives, 6(3), 251–257.

Flanagan, C. A., & Faison, N. (2001). Youth civic development: Implications of research for social policy and programs. Social Policy Report, 15(1).

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Fredericks, J. A., & Simpkins, S. D. (2012). Promoting positive youth development through organized after-school activities: Taking a closer look at participation of ethnic minority youth. Child Development Perspectives, 6(3), 280–287.

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Gavin, L. E., Catalano, R. F., David-Ferdon, C., Gloppen, K. M., & Markham, C. M. (2010). A review of positive youth development programs that promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(3), S75–S91.

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Gressley, K., Tessman, K., Hall, L., & Parrott, A. (2009). Essential elements of the 4-H experience: Overview. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Arizona Cooperative Extension. Retrieved from http://cals.arizona.edu/pubs/family/az1495.pdf (PDF, 4 pages)

Heinze, H. J., Hernandez Jozefowicz, D. M., & Toro, P. A. (2010). Taking the youth perspective: Assessment of program characteristics that promote positive development in homeless and at-risk youth. Child and Youth Services Review, 32(10), 1365–1372.

Holt, N. L., & Neely, K. C. (2011). Positive youth development through sport: A review. Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología del Ejercicio y el Deporte, 6(2), 299–316.

Jones, K. R. (2006). Relationships matter: A mixed methods evaluation of youth and adults working together as partners. Journal of Youth Development, 1(2).

Jones, K. R. (2005). Positive youth development. Cooperative Extension Service. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky.

Jones, K., Byer, K., & Zeldin, S. (2008). Youth-adult partnerships in community decision- making: An evaluation of five state 4-H youth in governance programs. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4-H Council.

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