The Transition Of Youth To Adulthood A Bridge Too Long

Perhaps the greatest challenge facing American society is the creation of new environments for youth. These new situations must be ... This paucity of youth/adult contacts makes the transition to adulthood a long and complex process.

Author: B. Frank Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000306491

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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This book focuses on the creation of new educational environment for youth; youth employment; crime and the juvenile system; health system; trends in health policy in the United states and other western democracies; and new environment for the transition of youth to adulthood.

Models and Methods for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Journal of Youth & Theology 15 (2016) 44–64. Root, Andrew, and Kendra Creasy Dean. The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2011. Santrock, John. Adolescence. 11th ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007.

Author: Arthur David Canales

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532630200

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Models and Methods for Youth and Young Adult Ministry is a rare book on young adult and youth ministry in that it weaves sound theology and solid pastoral practice. It invites pastoral practitioners, scholars in the field, and university-ministry students to envision various models and methods for doing youth and young adult ministry in a collaborative and ecumenical way. Through rich, concrete examples and strategies, the reader will grasp the significance of each model and the various methods to integrate and implement these robust approaches. The result is this book will empower readers toward a more meaningful understanding of youth and young adult ministry, which will in turn engage the young church of Christ.

Youth Transitions

A focus on the emergence of a 'new adulthood' in Australia (Dwyer et al., 2003) highlights the enduring effects of changed social and economic conditions on social life and especially on the young. This approach recognizes the changing ...

Author: René Bendit

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783866491441

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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What will become of today's young people? Will they be supportive of the world they live in? Or are they perhaps doomed to be criminal drop-outs? This book investigates to what extent different and contradictory trends of social modernization and economic progress determine the biographical development and social integration of young people in different countries and world regions. The book looks at the role young people themselves can play in the future, either as constructive social actors or as a problematic and partly excluded group, unable to face the challenges of a permanently changing world. It examines youth transition from education to work; patterns of vulnerability and the processes of social inclusion/exclusion; political participation, exclusion, and instrumentalization; youth cultures and new technologies; and regional research networks, governance, and supra-national youth policy.

Key Indicators of Child and Youth Well Being

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Havighurst, R. J. (1972). Developmental tasks and education (3rd ed.). New York: McKay. Jessor, R., Donovan, J. E., & Costa, F. M. (1991). Beyond adolescence: Problem behavior and young adult ...

Author: Brett V. Brown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136677045

Category: Psychology

Page: 528

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Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. In this book, the nation’s leading development researchers review the recent progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. In addition, they identify opportunities for future research to expand and improve on the indicator data available, so as to develop greater measures of positive development. The first eleven chapters cover key indicators in the areas of health, education, social, and emotional development and then social context indicators of the family, peers, school, and the community. The book then goes on to demonstrate the use of indicators for influencing policy at the state and local levels. One chapter discusses how social indicators were used to guide welfare reform and another recounts the use of the indicators to guide local planning. The volume concludes with a discussion of summary indices of well-being and the methodological challenges of constructing such indices. Written in an accessible manner for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers concerned with children’s well-being, including experts in developmental, social, community, and educational psychology, the book also serves as a supplementary text in public policy and the social sciences. The policy chapters will be of particular interest to those who use child and youth indicators to guide policy development.

Genocide in Contemporary Children s and Young Adult Literature

Reger, James P. The Rebuilding of Bosnia. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1997. World in Conflict Ser. Ricciuti, Edward R. War in Yugoslavia: The Breakup of a Nation. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook, 1993. Rieff, David. “Youth and Consequences.” New ...

Author: Jane Gangi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134660827

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This book studies children’s and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating the young. Many of the authors visited accurately and authentically portray the genocide about which they write; others perpetuate stereotypes or otherwise distort, demean, or oversimplify. In this focus on young people’s literature of specific genocides, Gangi profiles and critiques works on the Cambodian genocide (1975-1979); the Iraqi Kurds (1988); the Maya of Guatemala (1981-1983); Bosnia, Kosovo, and Srebrenica (1990s); Rwanda (1994); and Darfur (2003-present). In addition to critical analysis, each chapter also provides historical background based on the work of prominent genocide scholars. To conduct research for the book, Gangi traveled to Bosnia, engaged in conversation with young people from Rwanda, and spoke with scholars who had traveled to or lived in Guatemala and Cambodia. This book analyses the ways contemporary children, typically ages ten and up, are engaged in the study of genocide, and addresses the ways in which child survivors who have witnessed genocide are helped by literature that mirrors their experiences.

Well Being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures

Within this gap is something that is neither adolescence nor young adulthood: the new life stage of emerging adulthood. Given this demographic outline, emerging adulthood can take many different forms. For example, in the USA and ...

Author: Radosveta Dimitrova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319683638

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

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The current volume presents new empirical data on well-being of youth and emerging adults from a global international perspective. Its outstanding features are the focus on vast geographical regions (e.g., Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America), and on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The international and multidisciplinary contributions address the complexities of young people’s life in a variety of cultural settings to explore how key developmental processes such as identity, religiosity and optimism, social networks, and social interaction in families and society at large promote optimal and successful adaptation. The volume draws on core theoretical models of human development to highlight the applicability of these frameworks to culturally diverse youth and emerging adults as well as universalities and cultural specifics in optimal outcomes. With its innovative and cutting-edge approaches to cultural, theoretical and methodological issues, the book offers up-to-date evidence and insights for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of cross-cultural psychology, developmental science, human development, sociology, and social work.

Understanding Youth

Youth Adulthood Disembedding Young people may access what previously were considered ' adult ' behaviours at younger ... of adult status make adulthood hard to achieve Re - embedding Young people seek those forms of New forms of adult ...

Author: Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 1412930642

Category: Psychology

Page: 362

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The lives of young people in the UK, as elsewhere in the world, have changed in dramatic ways in recent years. Important changes have taken place in the social structures and processes shaping young people?'s lives, including changes in schooling and in higher education, the loss of the traditional youth labor market, and shifts in the nature of family and intimate relationships. Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices addresses the changing context and nature of youth, encouraging readers to understand different conceptualizations of youth, issues of identity and the key social practices that give shape to young people?'s lives in the contemporary period. Key Features: Introduces the key perspectives, identities, and practices involved in understanding youth Offers a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to young people?'s lives Draws upon rich biographical case studies of young people, emphasizing young people?'s own voices Provides a comprehensive overview of youth in the late modernity Presents a clear and accessible approach to complex issues This invaluable book will be essential reading for students and practitioners concerned with youth and youth work, and of particular relevance for undergraduate courses across a range of social science and education disciplines focusing on youth in changing times.

Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

There was never a single age at which all the new rights and responsibilities took effect. Thus, youth became the life stage during which new adult rights and responsibilities were gradually bestowed. That said, completing fulltime ...

Author: Ken Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134469932

Category: Education

Page: 612

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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.

Youth Studies and Generations

Aiming to propose a metaphor able to represent the changes in transitions and, above all, the cultural understanding of “newadulthood, we have inevitably tackled the issue of its negotiation among different generations.

Author: Vitor Sérgio Ferreira

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039283262

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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There is currently much discourse about generations in the public sphere. A sequence of letters conflates generations and age cohorts born in the last few decades (generation “X”, “Y” or “Z”) as well as multiple categories are used to describe today’s young people as a generation that is distinct from its predecessors. Despite the popularity of generational labels in media, politics, or even academia, the use of generation as a conceptual tool in youth studies has been controversial. This Special Issue allows readers to better understand the key issues regarding the use of generation as a theoretical concept and/or as a social category in the field of youth studies, shedding light on the controversies, trends, and cautions that go through it.

Children and Youth Speak for Themselves

Emerging adulthood: A theory of development from the late teens through the twenties. American Psychologist, 55 ... 'I want to be making it and going to school': Risk, resilience and the educational experiences of homeless youth.

Author: Heather Beth Johnson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849507349

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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The volume is a collection of articles from scholars who pay particular attention to children and/or adolescents' voices, interpretations, perspectives, and experiences within specific social and cultural contexts. Contributions include research stemming from a broad spectrum of methodological and theoretical orientations.