The Forum for Youth Investment recently brought together senior career federal government staff and leaders from nongovernmental organizations to hear about two promising approaches that utilize evidence-based practices as opposed to evidence-based programs. Supported by the W.T. Grant and Annie E. Casey Foundations, the event included multiple presentations and a roundtable discussion designed to facilitate dialogue about this approach’s applicability to other policy areas and any potential challenges in implementing it.
Youth serving organizations can and should provide this, and staff development improves the ability to do so. This year, Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) engaged Executive Directors, managers, and frontline staff in a 10-month social and emotional intelligence leadership experience—one of the first of its kind. This webinar provided an opportunity to learn about this approach, and take back ideas for supporting yourself, peers and staff.