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Title Transforming youth-serving organizations to support healthy youth development / Gil G. Noam, editor-in-chief ; issue editors, Ross VeLure Roholt [and three others]
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : Jossey-Bass, 2013
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Series New Directions for Youth Development : Theory, Practice, Research, 1537-5781 ; No. 139, Fall 2013
New directions for youth development ; no. 139, fall 2013
Contents 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 practicesProem; 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
Final thoughts on the research processLessons 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
Professional development structurePhases 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
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
Summary 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 organization developed and transformed. Each article then describes the different strategies and tactics used to support organizational transformation. Learn: How a youth work professional development strategy ended up as an organizational development and change strategyHow the partnersh
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 07, 2013)
Subject Youth development.
Youth workers.
Youth -- Services for.
Form Electronic book
Author Noam, Gil G.
VeLure Roholt, Ross, 1970-
ISBN 1118825152 (electronic bk.)
1118825160 (paperback)
9781118825150 (electronic bk.)
9781118825167 (paperback)