TABLE 6–1 Community Programs to Promote Adolescent Development

Program Name/Age, Grade Evaluated

Program Description

Outcomes

Personal and Social Assets

Features of Positive Developmental Settings

Across Agesa,b

Grade: 6th

Location: Family, school, community

Sessions: Mentoring (2 hrs/wk), community service (1 hr every other week), social problems solving (26 1 hr sessions) over school year

Content: mentoring by older adults, classroom-based life skills training, community service activities, workshops for parents

↑ Positive attitudes toward school, the future, older people, knowledge of elders, and community service

↓ School absence

Intellectual

psychological

emotional

social

Emotional and instrumental support; belonging; positive social norms; opportunity for efficacy; opportunities for skill building; integration with family, schools, and community

Adolescent Transitions

Projecta,d

Age: 10–14

Grade: 6th–8th

Location: Family, school, community

Sessions: 12 over 18 hrs

Content: Youth self-regulation skills training (teen focus group), parent management skills training (parent focus group), consultant to improve parent-youth communication (teen/parent focus group)

↑ Social learning

↓ Negative engagement with family, conflict, negative family events, youth aggression (increased school behavior problems for teen focus group at one year follow-up)

Psychological

emotional

social

Emotional and instrumental support; belonging; positive social norms; opportunities for skill building; integration with family, schools, and community



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