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!
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!
It is clear that the old adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” isn’t borne out by the research. Far from being a “right of passage,” evidence demonstrates that bullying has lasting negative psychological, emotional, and health impacts well into adulthood. A more nuanced understanding of the impact of bullying has propelled a national conversation about school climate and the importance of creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students. Is it possible to catch “mean” behaviors in early childhood before they develop into bullying? Are there factors in early childhood that either contribute to or protect from bullying behaviors later on? Author Erin Walsh explains what the research has found to answer these questions.
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.
We know helping young people build positive relationships is a key factor in their ultimate success. Sometimes it is difficult for an individual to really know what the roadblocks are to building strong relationships. Here is a resource you can try with young people you work with.
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
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.
This classic story of “making a difference one person at a time” is artfully retold by master storyteller Keith Pattinson. Perfect for staff meetings, professional development gatherings, parent meetings, and a host of other presentation settings, this video short (2:52) will be sure to be one of your video archive favorites!
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