Amid budget cuts, economic recession, and difficulties many Americans face, more families are looking for ways to access needed services and goods from nongovernmental sources. Churches and faith based organizations, such as the Del Rosa Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church, have been bridging the gap for families seeking assistance, particularly in the area of youth services. The Del Rosa Youth Program, an outreach program sponsored by Del Rosa SDA Church, provides mentoring and religious programming for at-risk youth. In an effort to assist them in becoming more competitive for funding, the current project has reviewed the relevant literature and provided recommendations for a comprehensive program. Based on contributions from social learning theory (Bandura, 1968), ecological systems theory (Bronfenbrenner, 1979), and Benson's (1997) asset-based Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework, a comprehensive, empirically based best practice model for a youth services program is proposed.
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David V. Chavez
Kelly R. Morton
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Church work with youth -- Seventh-day Adventists -- San Bernardino -- California; Social work with youth -- San Bernardino -- California; Social work with African Americans; Youth centers -- San Bernardino -- California; Youth -- Services for -- San Bernardino -- California; Social service -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Peer counseling in the church; Adolescent psychopathology -- Prevention; Helping behavior -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Evaluation research (Social action programs)
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Hodnett, Martin C., "A Comprehensive Program Description and Recommendations for the Del Rosa Youth Program" (2009). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 594.
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