Transforming Youth Serving Organizations to Support Healthy Youth Development : New Directions for Youth Development, Number 139.

This volume tells the story of major organizational change efforts at one municipal youth-serving organization to better support healthy youth development system wide.  Presenting the viewpoints of young people, frontline staff, supervisors, managers, and the director, it reviews how the organizatio...

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Main Author: Roholt, Ross VeLure.
Other Authors: Baizerman, Michael L., Rana, Sheetal., Korum, Kathy.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013.
Edition:1st ed.
Series:J-B MHS Single Issue Mental Health Services Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Issue Editors' Notes
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter One: Missing in the youth development literature: The organization as host, cage, and promise
  • Chapter Two: From youth worker professional development to organizational change
  • Chapter Three: Use of research for transforming youth agencies
  • Chapter Four: Youth advisory structures: Listening to young people to support quality youth services
  • Chapter Five: Shaping partnerships by doing the work
  • Chapter Six: What can local foundations do to support youth service system change efforts?
  • Chapter Seven: From lessons learned to emerging practices
  • Proem
  • Preface
  • 1: Missing in the youth development literature: The organization as host, cage, and promise
  • Scenarios
  • First scenario
  • Second scenario
  • Third scenario
  • Fourth scenario
  • Research agenda: Questions that will always remain
  • 2: From youth worker professional development to organizational change
  • The contexts
  • Training philosophy and ethos
  • Building and sustaining meaningful relationships with young people
  • Cocreating a space for learning and change
  • Being a reflective practitioner
  • Community organizing
  • Professional development structure
  • Phases of the professional development groups
  • The diagnostic phase
  • Enhancing youth program skills
  • Organizing and social action
  • What was accomplished?
  • Personal and professional development
  • Organizational development
  • Challenges and barriers
  • Lessons learned
  • Was it worth the effort?
  • Concluding thoughts: Can this be done elsewhere?
  • 3: Use of research for transforming youth agencies
  • The work
  • The research process
  • Phase I: Prestudy
  • Politics
  • Opening the door
  • Phase II: Preparing for the study
  • Phase III: Data analysis
  • Phase IV: Write-up.
  • Final thoughts on the research process
  • Lessons learned
  • Research on agency change
  • Workers
  • Students
  • The university
  • Role of faculty with the agency
  • Role of faculty with students
  • Role of faculty in relation to their studies
  • Emily's role
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Sample of student studies
  • Course examples
  • Study Highlight: "I Was Raised in the Gym"
  • 4: Youth advisory structures: Listening to young people to support quality youth services
  • Youth advisory structures as a response and contributor
  • First study
  • Second study
  • Third study
  • Youth advisory groups: A brief description
  • Youth advice structures: Symbolic or substantive?
  • Voice
  • Moving toward the use of expressed ideas
  • Preparation and training
  • Modes of expression
  • Third research study: Process and practice
  • The process
  • Discussion
  • Lessons learned
  • Lesson 1: Shift from opinion giving to informed idea
  • Lesson 2: Focus on giving advice and work to ensure that advice gets used
  • Lesson 3: Authentic youth advisory structures meet a moral test
  • Lesson 4: Young people deserve a place at the table in addition to doing the work
  • Lesson 5: Reinvention of support structures
  • A final note
  • 5: Shaping partnerships by doing the work
  • Partnerships that work
  • Why these partnerships worked
  • Partnerships do not always work
  • Lessons learned
  • Conclusion
  • 6: What can local foundations do to support youth service system change efforts?
  • Evaluation process
  • Identified program strengths
  • Lessons learned
  • 7: From lessons learned to emerging practices
  • Other useful knowledge: Practice wisdom, rules of thumb, folk wisdom, craft knowledge, and more
  • Lessons learned assessed
  • From article 2
  • From article 3
  • From article 4
  • From article 5
  • From article 6.
  • Extracting the potentially useful: Reading for borrowing and adapting research and practice for use?
  • The process of use
  • Action hypothesis
  • Change agent roles
  • Useful constructs and concepts for self and group reflection
  • Conclusion
  • Index.