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The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports

Youth development and recovery principles form a framework for addressing the behavioral health concerns of adolescent girls. This webinar will explore youth development and how to incorporate youth development into substance abuse and mental health services and recovery supports. Topics include ongoing support, including education and employment, supportive connections, and reduced stigma/discrimination. After completing this webinar, participants will have a clear understanding of elements of a recovery-oriented system of care for adolescent girls.

Building on Soft Skills to Hard Data: Developing a Comprehensive Measurement Framework in Afterschool

Focus on Outcomes: Developing a Comprehensive Measurement Framework in Afterschool will provide a conceptual framework for a comprehensive measurement framework, highlight tools that can help communities measure soft skills, and provide examples of systems that have undertaken this shift. Panelists will discuss the value of measuring soft skills, progress made in measuring those skills, and how communities have begun to embed those into a more comprehensive measurement system that can lead to program improvement.

YPQI 101: Introduction to Performance Management in Extended Learning Time

Learn how a QIS can improve the infrastructure of an out-of-school time network, institute performance-based accountability, and build the skills of managers and frontline staff. The United Way of Greater Houston reflects on its implementation of the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), a continuous improvement model that improves staff skills for delivering developmentally powerful learning experiences in afterschool settings.