Youth-Nex | The U.Va. Center to Promote Effective Youth Development

  • Wellness Conference Highlights

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  • Williams & Hurd Chosen as WT Grant Scholars

    ONLY 5 SELECTED IN THE COUNTRY

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  • Annual Conference to Focus on After-School Contexts

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  • The Truth About Teenagers

    YOUTH-NEX FEATURED IN UVA MAGAZINE

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  • School Discipline Report Released

    Focus on "School-to-Prison-Pipeline"

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  • YN Work Featured on Katie Couric Show

    Changing Lives

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YOUTH-NEX  The Center to Promote Effective Youth Development — is a transdisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment and learning. Working across the University, Youth-Nex focuses on the assets of young people and works in a wide variety of areas including health management, civic engagement and education. Youth-Nex also aims to prevent youth problems such as violence, physical and mental health issues, substance abuse and school failure.

PROGRAMS

Youth-Nex programs of research focus on critical areas of youth development. These programs are multi-investigator, cross-disciplinary systematic research efforts. Each program is led by a U.Va. faculty member possessing substantial experience and expertise. It is our goal to generate new understanding about the most useful practices and appropriate policies in youth development.

Supportive Relationships 

Healthy Lifestyles 

Avoiding Risk

Engaged Citizenship 

Program Evaluation and Community Consultation

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RESEARCH

PUBLICATIONS

EVENTS

PEOPLE
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YN News - Our Highlights

Youth Online - An Interactive Youth Behavior Data Exploration Tool

Physical Health & Well-Being Digital Book

Middle School Digital Book

Events & Podcasts

Oct. 16 & 17 - The 4th Annual YN Conference will focus on after-school programs. More information.

Audio for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)" - Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D. Details.

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