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Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development
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Risk, Resilience, and Positive Youth Development: Developing Effective Community Programs for At-Risk Youth: Lessons from the Denver Bridge Project

Jeffrey M. Jenson, Catherine F. Alter, Nicole Nicotera, Elizabeth K. Anthony, and Shandra S. Forrest-Bank


This book describes an approach to developing and testing effective community-based programs for at-risk children and youth. Elements of risk and resilience, positive youth development, and organizational collaboration are used to develop a comprehensive intervention framework called the Integrated Prevention and Early Intervention (IPEI) Model. The IPEI is applied to a community-based after-school program called the Bridge Project to illustrate how an integrated intervention framework can be used to prevent childhood and adolescent problems and improve academic achievement. Findings from an e ... More

Keywords: at-risk youth, after-school programs, community-based programs, risk, protection, resilience, positive youth development, organizations, integrated theory, evaluation, Bridge Project

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey M. Jenson, author
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Catherine F. Alter, author
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver

Nicole Nicotera, author
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver