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Research on Positive Youth Development in Boys of Color: Implications for Intervention and Policy

Boys of color (BOC) face unique challenges related to the intersection of being male and an ethnic minority in our society. There is an urgent need for a more balanced view of psychosocial functioning in BOC that highlights positive developmental trajectories. In response to this need, the current chapter provides an overview of the research on positive youth development (PYD) in BOC with a focus on implications for programs and policies. The chapter presents an historical overview and the theoretical perspectives on PYD, including the need for examining PYD in BOC and the current conceptualizations of PYD. Next, the empirical findings of studies that explicitly examine PYD in BOC are reviewed, with a discussion of the implications for programs and interventions, and research questions that are raised by findings in these studies. In conclusion, policy implications and future directions for research and intervention efforts in this area are discussed.

 

Research on Positive Youth Development in Boys of Color: Implications for Intervention and Policy

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