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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Youth workers discuss research, theory and best practices. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

Jan 30, 2020

In this podcast Becky shares how to encourage community in youth programs in order to have intentionality in program design and ensure success and impact.  She specifically shares the idea of establishing patterns of behaviors and planning for potential program shifts, research that grounds a positive youth...


Jan 16, 2020

How can understanding trauma and brain development help youth workers better understand behaviors?  Join Susan Beaulieu as she shares concepts from the ACE interface curriculum that helps youth workers understand the impact of trauma on the developing brain.  She also shares resiliency factors and strategies that youth...


Oct 24, 2019

What does it mean to be a community-engaged researcher and what benefits does it have for programming in diverse areas?  In this podcast, Joanna shares her experience with engaging parents and youth of Somali heritage in community focused research.  She shares three key points that will help others be successful in this...


Oct 10, 2019

Volunteers and paid staff  who work with youth take on many "roles" within programs.  In this podcast, Amber suggest that we add the role of "host" to the list.  She talks through the Art of Hosting Model and how youth programs can implement this concept.

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Sep 26, 2019

How does your program support youth identity development?  In this podcast, Jessica Russo defines "Integrated identity", discusses how it impacts young people and provides two factors that help with youth identity formation: 1) Developmental Experiences and 2) Developmental Relationships.

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