#2. Supportive Relationships & Environment
Programs best support learning and development when they create an emotionally safe place that young people want to come back to again and again, a place where they feel a sense of security, belonging and ownership.
- Search Institute. (2014). Developmental Relationships Framework.
- Metz, R., Goldsmith, J., & Abreton, A. J. A. (April, 2008). Putting it all together: Guiding principles for quality after-school programs serving preteens. p. 7 -8. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures.
- Rhodes, E. Jean. (2004). The critical ingredient: Caring youth-staff relationships in after-school settings. New Directions for Youth Development, No. 101. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- University of Minnesota REACH Lab. An Overview of Supportive Adult-Youth Relationships.
- Community Network for Youth Development. (2004). Making It Happen: Relationship Building.
- Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA). “From At-Risk to ‘Untapped Potential’.” (Online YIPA training; must be a YIPA member)