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Product Samples: Bolster Your Effectiveness with Our Premium Content!

Our Premium Content provides an ever-growing collection of Practice Briefs, Implementation Strategies, and Video Shorts that will inspire, inform and engage. Our low annual subscription price will quickly pay for itself by saving you time and effort tracking down the latest thinking and real-world examples of positive youth development strategies and tactics, proven to get results.

Have a look at our samples below to see what is included with membership! If you agree these resources will help to enhance your effectiveness and increase your capacity to spread the word about how to help young people thrive, subscribe today!

 

Practice Brief Product Sample

Our Practice Briefs provide insight into key findings of current high-quality research on youth development topics. Writing in practical, straightforward language, contributors help distill the essential elements of these articles into immediately useable action steps. Let our research and writing strengthen your own practice without having to find and distill the information on your own!

New Trends in Reforming School Discipline

Author Deborah Fisher follows the newest trends and thinking on school discipline.  She looks at the Council of State Governments’ study, called Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement and discusses how it's findings are changing the way we think about the school-to-prison pipeline disparities. 

Topics Covered:

  • Practice Brief
  • Engagement
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations

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Implementation Strategy Product Sample

We’ve always been amazed at the remarkable ways in which educators, youth workers, community members, and parents take positive youth development principles and make magic happen! Through our Implementation Strategies, we bring you the best examples of practical strategies people like you have developed and used. Use them as inspiration for your own actions . . . or use them as they are to make a difference to the kids in your life. Either way, we know you’ll appreciate each one.

Using SPARKS to Inform the Work of Advocates for Children in Foster Care

Children taken from homes in which they have been abused or neglected and placed in foster care tend to lose their identity and have their interests suppressed as more urgent issues are addressed by the courts.  Author Christine Beyer interviews CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the use of the concept of SPARKS with these youth to help them cope with all the changes.   

Topics Covered:

  • Implementation Strategy
  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Role Models
  • Staff Development

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Video Shorts Product Sample

Whether you are making presentations on youth development topics, sharing information with friends or colleagues, or just looking for inspiring messages of hope and possibility, our Video Shorts are a perfect solution. Produced in a variety of formats by members of Bolster Collaborative, these brief video resources bring youth development to life in ways only possible through video. Compelling and inspirational, these videos will be invaluable additions to your resource library!

Below you’ll see examples of the three types of Video Shorts you receive with a subscription to our Premium Content. Take a look at all three and imagine how they can enhance your ability to engage and motivate any audience

50 Ways to Build Healthy Youth

This Video Short provides quick, easy, inspiring ideas and grounding reminders for the little things that can go a long way toward building healthy youth.

Topics Covered:

  • Video Shorts
  • Engagement
  • Informal Mentoring
  • Youth Outreach

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It's in the Stars (highlights)

This video short reviews a fascinating and informative discovery process former Texas Middle School Principal, Randy Adair, developed to identify those students who might benefit from proactive outreach by teachers and staff. Watch the highlights here.

Topics Covered:

  • Video Shorts
  • Engagement
  • Staff Development
  • Student-Teacher Relations
  • Youth Outreach

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There is a Destiny

Keith Pattinson returns with another short, but powerful, story that serves as a wonderful reminder of the value of the good work we are all vested in on behalf of young people. Stay the course!

Topics Covered:

  • Video Shorts
  • Engagement
  • Staff Development

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FREE Resources Product Sample

December 2017 Poster of the Month

Quote: "A man who moves a mountain begins by carring away small stones." Chinese Proverb

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