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Positive Youth Development (PYD) Measurement Toolkit

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Purpose of this Toolkit

The Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit, developed by YouthPower Learning, provides guidance and resources for implementers of youth programming in LMICs to integrate PYD principles in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and effectively measure PYD outputs and outcomes within their programs. This online toolkit provides an introduction and a brief overview of the toolkit.

The overall goal of this toolkit is to help programs effectively measure PYD outcomes in order to improve program performance over time, contribute to the body of evidence on PYD, and ultimately influence multi-sector outcomes and impact of youth programming.

This PYD measurement toolkit provides the following:
1. A framework for measuring PYD;
2. A set of illustrative PYD indicators that can be applied to and across various sectors;
3. A discussion about the application of PYD framework and indicators at each phase of a program design and evaluation; 
4. A discussion about the major considerations for adapting measures cross-culturally
5. Resources and references for implementers and evaluators;

Furthermore, the toolkit provides FAQs and a PYD glossary. YouthPower Learning conducted a one-day PYD Measurement training based on the toolkit.  Slides and other resources are available for users.

The toolkit can also help program implementers, evaluators and researchers contribute to building the evidence within and across sectors on two overarching research questions:
• What is the effectiveness of PYD programs in improving outcomes for youth in LMICs?
• What are the key PYD features associated with improved outcomes for youth?

Intended Audiences
The primary audiences of this toolkit are
• implementers,
• evaluators and
• funders of youth programs (both United States Government (USG) and non-USG).

Other audiences include those in the broader PYD space such as academics or youth advocates interested in PYD measurement.

By | June 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Training matters: A framework for core competencies of sexuality educators

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This framework focuses on sexuality educators and the competencies they should have, or develop, in order to conduct sexuality education. Educators’
competencies in the areas of attitudes, skills and knowledge are taken into account and described in detail in Part 2 of this document.
The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA), a WHO collaborating centre for sexual and reproductive health, are committed to improving access to, and quality of, sexuality  Throughout this document, the term “sexuality educator” is used instead of “sexuality teacher”.  In this area, BZgA and the Regional Office work closely with the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education.

The guideline includes good practices of the training of sexuality educators from the WHO European Region:
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Estonia
Finland
Switzerland
Ukraine

 

https://www.bzga-whocc.de/fileadmin/user_upload/BZgA_Training_matters_EN.pdf

By | March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Booklet: Rural Innovators

 

 

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The content of this booklet is:
Profiling your organisation;
Developing the organisation;
The role of the rural youth worker;
Basics of project management;
Follow-up, dissemination and exploitation od results;
Participate in someone else’s project first;
Money for international rural youth projects;
Money for international (rural) youth projects;
Involve rural young people;
Make young people proud of their rural heritage.

 

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Solidariedarte Associação de Educação e Integração pela Arte e Desenvolvimento Cultural, Social e Local (on 13 March 2018)

 

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/toolbox/tool/rural-innovators-booklet.2261/

By | March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Speak My Language Abortion Storytelling in Eastern Europe from a Youth Perspective

 

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The practical guidelines on abortion storytelling as a tool and technique to combat abortion stigma has been developed by YouAct – European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights. This practical guidelines document was created to complement the first toolkit, and as a resource which focuses on the practical aspects of developing and running a session on abortion stigma using the storytelling technique.

“Storytelling is not the only way to combat abortion stigma, but it is a powerful and necessary tool. We believe storytelling can be a form of activism, can contribute to research, can inform policies, and can benefit the person telling the story and others in similar situations. Storytelling can be used in a myriad of different ways, whether it is to raise awareness, to create a space for discussion and reflection, to provide new and diverse perspectives on a sensitive topic, or to challenge the abortion stigma that is still highly prevalent in today’s societies all over the world.

While the first toolkit provided a more theoretical description of storytelling as a method to challenge abortion stigma and raise awareness, this practical guidelines document aims to provide detailed, practical steps to help organisations, individuals and professionals organize their own storytelling session.

This resource has been developed in close collaboration with our local partners:

  • Real People, Real Vision from Georgia
  • Health Education and Research Association (H.E.R.A.) from the Republic of Macedonia
  • The Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender (A.L.E.G.) from Romania
  • ASTRA Youth – The Federation for Women and Family Planning from Poland

This resource will take you through 6 steps: Brainstorm & Research; Finding & Sharing Stories; Ensuring Safety; Running a Session; Support Provision; and Reporting, with the hope of providing you with the resources and tools necessary to run a successful storytelling session”

Download Speak My Language Abortion Storytelling in Eastern Europe from a Youth Perspective – A Practical Guide

Find out more: http://youact.org/2018/03/04/speak-my-language-abortion-storytelling-in-eastern-europe-from-a-youth-perspective/

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By | March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Guiding Principles for Building Soft and Life Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults

Guiding Principles for Building Soft and Life Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults fills this gap by identifying a set of six guiding principles for effective skill building programs. Findings drew from a review of literature reviews and meta-analyses as well as general guides on how to develop soft skills. The report provides specific examples of effective practice applying each principle, drawing from international and U.S. youth programs across the fields of workforce development, violence prevention, and sexual and reproductive health.

Guiding Principles for Building Soft and Life Skills among Adolescents and Young Adults

 

By | September 27th, 2017|0 Comments