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Moving from Evidence-Based Programs to Evidence-Based Practices

Alex Sileo, Research Associate and Special Assistant
Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Forum for Youth Investment recently brought together senior career federal government staff and leaders from nongovernmental organizations to hear about two promising approaches that utilize evidence-based practices as opposed to evidence-based programs. Supported by the W.T. Grant and Annie E. Casey Foundations, the event included multiple presentations and a roundtable discussion designed to facilitate dialogue about this approach’s applicability to other policy areas and any potential challenges in implementing it.

Social and Emotional Learning for Staff and Leadership

Youth serving organizations can and should provide this, and staff development improves the ability to do so. This year, Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) engaged Executive Directors, managers, and frontline staff in a 10-month social and emotional intelligence leadership experience—one of the first of its kind. This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about this approach, and take back ideas for supporting yourself, peers and staff.

Promoting Equity for LGBTQ Youth

Positive identity formation, parent and peer relations, and community connection are critical protective factors.  However, bias, marginalization, violence, and trauma can negatively affect a young person’s physical, social-emotional and mental health.  For youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) or questioning (Q) their sexual orientation or gender identity, research has documented how these risks can affect their well-being.  This session will summarize key data and research, and provide information and resources including a blueprint for creating more supportive servi

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