The Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors – Tools you Can Use

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) Youth Thrive™ initiative is both a research-informed framework and the name of a national initiative aimed at improving the well-being outcomes of all youth (ages 9-26), with a particular focus on youth involved in public systems. The Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors Framework is based on a synthesis of research from a variety of relevant fields, specifically: neuroscience, resilience, positive youth development, stress and the impact of trauma on brain development. When adopted by public systems, the Framework functions as a 'lens' for assessing current efforts in addressing the well-being needs of youth and for making changes to the policies, programs, training, services, partnerships and systems that impact young people.

This Youth Leadership Learning Community (LC) meeting, co-hosted by the SOC Leadership and Youth Leadership and Young Adult Services and Supports LCs, will provide an introduction to the Protective and Promotive Factors Framework and their benefit in serving youth, young adults and their families. Tools to use the factors in your work will also be introduced. This will be a listen, learn and discuss interactive event. Lisa Mishraky and Martha L. Raimon of CSSP will provide an overview of Youth Thrive and it uses within a public health model to inform policy, decision making and best practices. An interactive discussion with a panel of SOC and community leaders on how SOCs can use this important framework to create better youth outcomes will follow.

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Last Updated: 07/07/20