Learning Center

Youth Development eUpdate

The Youth Development eUpdate is published electronically four times a year to provide information on promising practices in the areas of positive youth development, independent living, and permanency planning for adolescents.

Publications

Our publications page offers a variety of reports, studies, curriculums, and strategies focusing on older youth in out-of-home care. Also included are links to the NRCYD’s Promising Practices monographs. Make sure to check back often for regular updates.

Youth Leadership Toolkit

Youth Engagement is a powerful way for organizations to include the young people they serve, in moving their work forward to better serve them. This series of toolkits provides the fundamentals of meaningful youth engagement strategies.

Webinars

Tips and Tools: Locating and Engaging Youth in the Follow-Up NYTD Survey Webinar

NYTD: Three Years Later

Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care

This new guide—written specifically for youth in foster care with input from youth and professionals— looks at ways to handle powerful feelings and behaviors and make healthy choices. Understanding how psychotropic medication can help and what other options are available can be challenging. This guide can help you decide what’s best.

Digital Stories

This series of digital stories project, was collaboration the National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD, the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC) and a group of eight young leaders who experienced the foster care system throughout the state of Oklahoma, California and Nevada. The theme of well-being is intertwined throughout this series the young people themselves through the understanding of Strategic Sharing and with staff and peer support designated the parts of their experiences to share.