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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.

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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Sep 12, 2019

You evaluate YOUTH impact, but do you evaluate the collaborative efforts of partnering with other youth organizations?

In this podcast, Betsy shares 6 Elements of Collaboration that partners should consider evaluating in order to strengthen relationships and improve programmatic efforts together.

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Aug 29, 2019

Youth experience stress.  How can we, as parents, youth workers and volunteers, recognize warning signs and help youth cope with stress?  Trisha Sheehan provides tips and examples for adults to support youth in challenging times.

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