More than safe spaces: Adolescent development and relationship building in after-school settings
Dr. Nancy Deutsch
More than just keeping kids safe during the 3-6 pm "risk hours," after-school programs can be vibrant settings that promote positive youth development. Yet much research has focused on measuring specific outcomes, such as academic achievement or risky behaviors.
This 90-minute video presentation focuses on research that looks in-depth at what happens inside after-school programs.
- How do adolescents engage in after-school activities in ways that meet their own developmental needs and promote a positive sense of self?
- How can adult staff members build positive relationships with youth that support teens and further engage them in programs?
- How can after-school settings promote youth development and positive adult-youth relationships and help us create both safe and supportive after-school settings for teens?