By Ellen Daniels, Youth-Nex Communications Director
Youth-Nex has awarded funding to four teams of researchers who will study a range of
issues from how innovative school architecture can affect healthy eating to increasing
bullying awareness through student video production.
This is the third time the center has seeded University faculty research promoting positive youth development in the past three years. Patrick Tolan, center director, said projects were also chosen because of their collaborative nature and potential for growth.
“We are already seeing external funding applications growing out of the first rounds. We think there is great potential for similar success from this excellent set of seed grants which also represent multidisciplinary efforts across U.Va.,” said Tolan.
We’re lucky enough to have captured on video the Youth-Nex Working Conference —where six panels and 23 scholars congregated to further scientific understanding of how to promote effective youth development through the Positive Youth Development (PYD) lens.
Be a part of the discussion chaired by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn: “Learning from Prevention Science and Developmental-Intervention Approaches to Improve PYD Interventions and Evaluations.” We welcome your comments. Video.
In the light of the need to provide research and action that integrates PYD into what we already know, Dr. Tolan recently posited: Continue reading →
We’ve been posting a lot about the Youth-Nex Working Conference held in April. Now you can view the discussion. Here’s the first of the panel videos with an introduction by Patrick Tolan: “Identifying the Fundamental PYD Processes Affecting Development: Optimal Targets for Intervention.” Distinguished panelists are: Stephen Hamilton (chair), Richard Catalano, Richard Lerner, Anne Petersen, and Margaret Spencer. More panel video to come. View Video
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the YN Blog!
We begin with reports from the Youth-Nex working conference, held in early April, “Enhancing the Positive Youth Development Perspective: A Developmental Intervention Science Framework.” More insights and media from the conference will post shortly, including panel videos.
This week, we also feature reflections from Robert McMahon’s parenting talk and we hear from the SALUD project, an ambitious community intervention focusing on healthy lifestyles. Continue reading →