Building Resiliency and Reducing Risk: What Youth Need from Families and Communities to Succeed

fis10_240x240Our scientific knowledge of how to prevent youth problems and promote resiliency in youth has reached an all-time high. For example, we know that risk factors such as problems at home and negative peer pressure at school put a child in jeopardy. Also, protective factors such as a close relationship help kids who face overwhelming odds to do well. This seminar overviews risk and protective factors and highlights three award-winning prevention programs for high risk youth and families.

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Presentations

What Youth Need to Succeed: The Roots of Resiliency

by Karen Bogenschneider
Associate Professor of Child & Family Studies and Family Policy Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension

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Involving Parents of High-Risk Youth in Drug Prevention

by Tena St. Pierre
Associate Professor of Agricultural & Extension Education and Senior Research Associate, Institute for Policy Research & Evaluation, Pennsylvania State University

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Preventing Delinquency Through Effective Parent Training and Adult Support

by David Andrews
Professor of Human Development & Family Science, Assistant Director of Extension of 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University

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Strong Beginnings: Promoting Resiliency Through Secure Parent-Infant Relationships

by Martha Farrell Erickson
Director of the Children, Youth and Families Consortium, University of Minnesota

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