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Brown, Jane D.; Schaffer, Rebecca; Vargas, Lucila; & Romocki, Lahoma S. (2003). Popular Media Culture and the Promise of Critical Media Literacy.. Hamilton, Stephen F. & Hamilton, Mary Agnes (Eds.) (pp. 239-267). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.


What are the types of environments in which youth thrive? How do we cultivate such environments to promote optimal development and positive behavior in youth? The Youth Development Handbook: Coming of Age in American Communities provides youth and development practitioners access to current theory and research in the field of youth development, including illustrations of good practice, original case studies, and a contextual approach to such topics as youth participation and diversity.

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Brown, Jane D.
Schaffer, Rebecca
Vargas, Lucila
Romocki, Lahoma S.