This issue brief compares the perceptions of youths on facility experiences from Youth Climate Survey responses from October 2010 and April 2016. Topics include living conditions, facility programming, fairness and safety, relationships with staff, connectedness with family and preparedness to return to the community.
PbS Perspective July 2016
PbS Perspective July 2016 provides a snapshot of data from the April 2016 collection in areas of safety and positive adolescent development.
PbS Perspective January 2016
PbS Perspective January 2016 provides a snapshot of data from the October 2015 collection in areas research shows impact the safety and healthy development of youths.
Measuring Positive Youth Development
This issue brief provides aggregate data on selected outcome measures relating to positive youth development. Download Measuring Positive Youth Development ...
PbS Perspective July 2015
PbS Perspective July 2015 provides a snapshot of data from the April 2015 collection in areas research shows impact the safety and healthy development of youths.
What Youths, Staff and Families Say about Community-based Programs
This issue brief explores the perceptions of youths, staff and families regarding community-based programs including safety, fairness, staff-youth relations and service/treatment plans.
PbS Perspective January 2015
PbS Perspective January 2015 provides a snapshot of data from the October 2014 collection in areas research shows impact the safety and healthy development of youths.
The Impact of Family Involvement on Youths’ Success
Research by Caitlin Cavanagh on the impact of family on youths' educational success and reentry preparedness.
First Step to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care
Updated Dec. 3, 2014. PbS and its partners launched an initiative to integrate trauma-informed care into PbS for all participants. This issue brief explains the initiative and presents the results of the first step completed in April 2014: asking youths about their experiences and perceptions of being treated using trauma-informed practices.
This issue brief explores the importance of staff perceptions and staff-youth relationships; staff provide another critical level of understanding to what makes a facility successful at rehabilitating youths.
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