The University of Virginia's Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, Youth-Nex, has open positions for multiple incumbents to join the Youth-Nex Postdoctoral Training Program. Youth-Nex is housed within the Curry School of Education and is a cross-University, multidisciplinary center promoting healthy youth development, educational attainment, and learning with approximately 25 faculty, associates and affiliates. 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.
The Youth-Nex Postdoctoral Training Program focuses upon multi-disciplinary and multi-method training from various University departments, colleges, schools and constituents, including distinguished faculty such as: Patrick Tolan Ph.D., Joseph Allen Ph.D., Art Weltman Ph.D., Nancy Deutsch Ph.D., Daniel Cox Ph.D., Dewey Cornell Ph.D. and Joanna Lee Williams Ph.D.
The intent is to train scholars with the capability to: conduct descriptive research as it relates to promoting effective youth development; develop methods for intervention and prevention of problem behaviors or conditions which affect youth. The center has four programs of research: Supportive & Helpful Relationships, Health and Well-Being, Engaged Citizenship and Avoiding Risk. The Postdoctoral Training Program's approach is through mentoring trainees. Two faculty members are assigned per incumbent to train into multi-disciplinary or methodological and substantive expertise in effective youth development.
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