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Title: Positive Effects of Participation in Youth Organizations (From Psychosocial Disturbances in Young People: Challenges for Prevention, P 274-304, 1995, Michael Rutter, ed. - See NCJ-167699)
Author(s): J Quinn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Cambridge University Press
New York, NY 10011-4211
Sale Source: Cambridge University Press
Journal Division
40 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011-4211
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter reports specific findings of a 3-year study of American youth organizations conducted by the Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development.
Abstract: America's youth organizations rank second only to the public schools in the number of young people reached by their services each year, yet little is known about their current activities. The Carnegie study sought to document and assess the current work on a broad array of services for adolescents, with a view toward recommending constructive change in program, funding, and policy. The Carnegie Task Force also commissioned a paper on cross-national perspectives in an effort to learn from the experience of selected other countries. This chapter focuses on four sets of issues examined in the Carnegie study: (1) a brief descriptive overview of contemporary American youth organizations; (2) a summary of what is known about the effects of participation in these organizations; (3) an analysis, drawn from both research and practice, of the characteristics of effective programs and organizations; and (4) the implication of these findings for the formulation of youth-friendly public and social policy. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Cross-cultural comparisons; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile program needs assessment; Policy analysis; Youth centers; Youth development; Youth groups
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