The Winning Hand Workbook : Positive Youth Development in 6 Easy Lessons
Positive Youth Development is an approach to working with young people that supports their innate capacity for resiliency and promotes healthy development. Based on a body of research indicating that certain positive influences ("Protective Factors") in young people's environments contribute to their success and help them overcome challenges in their lives, this approach is increasingly being integrated into all youth work fields, from education to juvenile justice, as well as becoming a required approach by many funding sources. The challenge for youth work professionals and organizations is access to timely and adequate training. For the individual, training may be difficult to find, and organizations may find training to be time-consuming and expensive -- particularly considering staff turnover and the need to provide training as an on-going option. The Winning Hand Workbook addresses these issues by providing quality training in the Youth Development approach in an easy to access, on-demand format. Based on the live presentation "Youth Development: A Winning Hand," The Winning Hand Workbook provides a solution to your personal and/or organizational training needs.
- Paperback | 126 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
- 05 Jan 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Jt (Jerry) Fest
JT (Jerry) Fest is a nationally recognized Positive Youth Development consultant and trainer, and the developer of the "Youth Development: A Winning Hand" presentation. Author of "Street Culture 2.0: An Epistemology of Street-dependent Youth," Mr. Fest has practical experience implementing a Youth Development approach in a variety of settings from street outreach to classrooms to residential programs, and with diverse populations of young people including students, homeless street-dependent youth, drug affected youth, and juvenile offenders.