Convergence of a Strengths Perspective and Youth Development: Toward Youth Promotion Practice (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary: This article discusses the development of the strengths perspective and positive youth development.  It seeks to combine these two practices toward a youth promotion practice.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of practice.

Author: Jeong Woong Cheon

Publisher: Advances in Social Work, Indiana University School of Social Work

Find the article at:  http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/article/view/5/202

Program Objectives:  To enhance social work values, practice, skills, and knowledge by promoting a strengths-focused understanding of adolescence and youth.

Learning Objectives: Describe historical views of adolescence and youth.  Describe the evolution of the strengths perspective and positive youth development.  Identify similarities of the strengths perspective and positive youth development.  Identify key principles of a youth promotion practice.

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1: Settlement houses and youth service agencies were once extensively staffed with professionally trained social workers.
 
 
2: Who introduced the concept of adolescence as a time of 'storm and stress' to explain the behaviors of youth?
 
 
 
3: Who argued that youth were inevitably fraught with parent-child conflict?
 
 
 
 
4: Who argues through a study of adolescent girls in Samoa that given the appropriate cultural context, teenage years could be ages of gradual, peaceful transition to adulthood?
 
 
 
5: Proponents of the strengths approach have recognized that the solutions to many problems that adolescents face can be found in the strengths of
 
 
 
 
6: Using Saleebey's strength's perspective approach, 3R includes all of the following except
 
 
 
 
7: The youth development perspective sees youth as ___________ (Roth and Brooks-Gunn, 2000)
 
 
8: The youth development perspective focuses on eradicating risk and preventing problems.
 
 
9: The strengths perspective and youth development perspective both
 
 
 
 
10: The article advocates for a convergence of the strengths perspective and youth develpment toward
 
 
 
11: By converging the 2 perspectives into youth promotion practice, social work can
 
 
12: Promotion-based practice emphasizes two key principles or themes:
 
 
 

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