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Youth Resources


At-risk youth

Banerjee, N. (1988). Older and Wiser:  An Intergenerational Drop-out Prevention Effort. New York: Interface Foundation.

Barron-McKeagney, T., Woody, J. D., & D'Souza, H. J. (2000). Mentoring at-risk Chicano children and their parents:  The role of community:  Theory and practice. Journal of Community Practice, 8(3), 37-56.

Benard, B. (2001). Promoting healthy children and healthy communities through community youth development. Pregnancy Prevention for Youth:  An Interdisciplinary Newsletter , June 2001.

Benson, P. L. (1998). Mobilizing communities to promote developmental assets:  A promising strategy for the prevention of high-risk behaviors. Family Science Review, 11(3), 220-238.

Blyth, D. A., & Leffert, N. (1995). Communities as contexts for adolescent development:  An empirical analysis. Journal of Adolescent Research, 10(1), 64-87.

Booth, A., & Crouter, A. C. (2001). Does it Take a Village?  Community Effects on Children, Adolescents, and Families. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Collins, R. C. (1993). Head Start:  Steps toward a two-generation program strategy. Young Children, 48(2), 25-33.

Cooledge, N., & Wurster, S. (1985). Intergenerational tutoring and student achievement. The Reading Teacher, 39(3), 343-346.

Corporation for National Service. (1990). The Foster Grandparent Program:  Bridging the Generation of Need. Washington, D.C.: Corporation for National Service.

Curtis, T., & Hansen-Schwoebel, K. (1999). Big Brothers Big Sisters School-Based Mentoring:  Evaluation Summary of Five Pilot Programs. Philadelphia: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

DuBois, D. L., Holloway, B. E., Valentine, J. C., & Cooper, H. (2002). Effectiveness of mentoring programs for youth:  A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Community Psychology, 30(2), 157-197.

Eccles, J., & Gootman, J. A. (2002). Community Programs to Promote Youth Development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Elder, J. K. (1987). The role of intergenerational programs in the 'Youth 2000' campaign. Aging, 356, 17-19.

Faer, M. (1995). The intergenerational life history project:  Promoting health and reducing disease in adolescents and elders. Public Health Reports, 110(2), 194-198.

Freedman, M. (1992). The Kindness of Strangers:  Reflections on the Mentoring Movement. Philadelphia, PA: Public/Private Ventures.

Freedman, M. (1988). Partners in Growth:  Elder Mentors and At-Risk Youth. Philadelphia: Public/Private Ventures.

Generations United. (2000). Fact Sheet:  Intergenerational Mentoring:  A Unique Response to the Challenges of Youth.  Washington, D.C.: Generations United.

Hammack, B. (1993). Self-Esteem Through Service:  An Intergenerational Service-Learning Experience for At-Risk Students and Isolated Senior Adults. Kensington, MD: Interages.

Herrera, C. (1999). School-Based Mentoring:  A First Look Into Its Potential. Philadelphia: Public Private Ventures.

Herrera, C., Sipe, C. L., & McClanahan, W. S. (2000). Mentoring School-Age Children:  Relationship Development in Community-Based and School-Based Programs. Philadelphia: Public Private Ventures.

Hopping, D., & Eheart, B. K. (1999). Housing and support for foster families:  Hope for the children. Generations, 22(4), 74-75.

INTERFACE, New York City Department for the Aging, & New York City Public Schools. (1990). Between Friends:  Creating Intergenerational Work-Study Programs for Youth at Risk and Older Adults. New York: Fund for Aging Services, Inc.

Jucovy, L. (2000). The ABCs of School-Based Mentoring. Philadelphia: Public Private Ventures.

Kassab, C., & Vance, L. (1999). An assessment of the effectiveness of an intergenerational program for youth. Psychological Report, 84, 198-200.

Keller, M. J. (1992). Linking generations through recreation. Parks & Recreation, 27(3), 58-60.

Kuehne, V. (2005). Making What Difference?  How Intergenerational Programs Help Children and Families. Elders as Resources:  Intergenerational Strategies Series . Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Kuehne, V. (1989). Family friends:  An innovative example of intergenerational family support services. Children's Health Care, 18(4), 237-246.

Kurubacak, G., & Yuzer, T. V. (2006). Democratic adult and at-risk youth participations

through interactive radio programs. Online Submission: 15.

Larkin, E., Sadler, S., & Mahler, J. (2005). Benefits of volunteering for older adults mentoring at-risk youth. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 44(3/4), 23-37.

LoSciuto, L., Rajala, A. K., Townsend, T. N., & Taylor, A. (1996). An outcome evaluation of Across Ages:  An intergenerational mentoring approach to drug prevention. Journal of Adolescent Research,  116-129.

Lutz, S., & Haller, J. (1996). Seniors & Children:  Building Bridges Together -- Intergenerational Projects Pairing Older Adults and Children at Risk.  Best Practice Series, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: National Council on Aging.

Marcia, S., Alicia, R., Parpura-Gill, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2004). Direct observations of children at risk for academic failure:  Benefits of an intergenerational visiting program. Educational Gerontology, 30(8), 663-675.

Maton, K. I. (1990). Meaningful involvement in instrumental activity and well-being:  Studies of older adolescents and at risk urban teenagers. American Journal of Community Psychology, 18(2), 297-319.

Morrow, K. V., & Styles, M. B. (1995). Building Relationships With Youth in Program Settings:  A Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public Private Ventures.

Powell, J. V., Wisenbaker, J., & Connor, R. (1987). Effects of intergenerational tutoring and related variables on reading and mathematics achievement of low socioeconomic children. Journal of Experimental Education, 55, 206-211.

Power, M., & Maluccio, A. N. (1999). Intergenerational approaches to helping families at risk. Generations, 22(4), 37-42.

Randall, J., Cupit Swenson, C., & Henggeler, S. W. (1999). Neighborhood solution for neighborhood problems:  An empirically based violence prevention collaboration. Health Education and Behavior, 26(6), 806-820.

Richardson, S. B. (1998). Effect of intergenerational community service experience on self-perception, mattering, and attitudes about the elderly. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Ripple, R. (1994). Intergenerational education:  breaking the downward achievement spiral of teen mothers. The Clearing House, 67, 143-145.

Roehlkepartain, J. L., & Leffert, N. (2000). What Young Children Need to Succeed:  Working Together to Build Assets from Birth to Age 11. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.

Saito, R. N., Sullivan, T. K., & Hintz, N. R. (2000). The Possible Dream:  What Families in Distressed Communities Need to Help Youth Thrive. Minneapolis: Search Institute.

Saltz, R. (1970). Effects of a Foster Grandparent Program on the Intellectual and Social Development of Young Children in Institutions. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Scales, P. C. (1998). Asset building and risk reduction:  Complementary strategies for youth development. Pregnancy Prevention for Youth:  An Interdisciplinary Newsletter , 1(2).

Scales, P. C., & Gibbons, J. L. (1996). Extended family members and unrelated adults in the lives of young adolescents:  A research agenda. Journal of Early Adolescence, 16(4), 365-389.

Scales, P. C. (1998). Mobilizing communities to build youth assets:  How family support can  help. Family Resource Coalition of America Report, 7(1), 28, 31.

Schindler, D., & Bruchey, S. (1996). Urban Youth and the Frail Elderly:  Reciprocal Giving and Receiving.  Garland Publishing, Inc.

Scholl, M. F. (2000). MAMA - A mentor program supporting pregnant and parenting teenagers. Pregnancy Prevention for Youth:  An Interdisciplinary Newsletter , March 2000.

Sullivan, T. (2001). A new breed of youth volunteers. Pregnancy Prevention for Youth:  An Interdisciplinary Newsletter , June 2001.

Taylor, A. S., & Bressler, J. (2000). Mentoring Across Generations:  Partnerships for Positive Youth Development.  Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

Taylor, A. S., & Dryfoos, J. G. (1999). Creating a safe passage:  Elder mentors and vulnerable youth. Generations, 22(4), 43-48.

Taylor, A. S., LoSciuto, L., Fox, M., Hilbert, S. M., & Sonkowsky, M. (1999). The mentoring factor:  Evaluation of the Across Ages intergenerational approach to drug abuse prevention. Child & Youth Services, 20(1/2), 77-99.

Teh, L., & Terry, D. (2005). Foster grandparent program. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 3(1), 79-84.

Tierney, J., & Grossman, J. B. (2000). Making a Difference:  An Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Philadelphia: Public Private Ventures.

Urban, M., & Eriksen, M. (2003). Intergenerational programs in the county of San Diego, USA. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 1(4), 99-102.

Weissman, M., & Crisafio, D. (2001). Family Friends Respite Care Project, Guidelines for Program Replication. Pittsburgh, PA: Generations Together, University of Pittsburgh.

Weston, R., Owen, M., & McGuire, F. A. (1993). The intergenerational entrepreneurship demonstration project:  an innovative approach to intergenerational mentoring. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 64, 48-50.

Wong, S. C. (1998). Communities that care:  An operating system for positive youth development. Pregnancy Prevention for Youth:  An Interdisciplinary Newsletter , December 1998.

Attitudes toward youth

Chamberlain, V. M., Fetterman, E., & Maher, M. (1994). Innovation in elder and child care:  An intergenerational experience. Educational Gerontology, 19, 193-204.

Chapman, N. J., & Neal, M. B. (1990). The effects of intergenerational experiences on adolescents and older adults. The Gerontologist, 30(6), 825-832.

Dellmann-Jenkins, M., Fowler, L., Lambert, D., Fruit, D., & Richardson, R. (1994). Intergenerational sharing seminars:  Their impact on young adult college students and senior guest students. Educational Gerontology, 20, 579-588.

Doll, G. A. (2006). Enhancing gerontology education: The role of older adult auditors in a human development and aging course. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4(3), 63-72.

Dunkle, R., & Mikelthun, B. G. (1983). Intergenerational programming:  An adopt-a-grandparent program in a retirement community. in P. Foster (Editor), Activities and the Well Elderly (pp. 93-106). New York: Haworth Press, Inc.

Fletcher, S. K. (2007). Intergenerational dialouge to reduce prejudice: A conceptual

model. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 5(1), 7-19.

Hanks, R. S., & Icenogle, M. (2001). Preparing for an age-diverse workforce:  Intergenerational service-learning in social gerontology and business curricula. Educational Gerontology, 27, 49-70.

Igier, V., & Mullet, E. (2003). Application of the five-factor model of personality to intergenerational perception. Journal of Gerontology:  Psychological Sciences, 58B(3), P177-P186.

Kuehne, V. S. (1992). Older adults in intergenerational programs:  What are their experiences really like? Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 16(4), 49-65.

Kupetz, B. (1994). Ageism:  A prejudice touching both young and old. Day Care and Early Education, 21(3), 34-37.

Long, H. B. (1983). Academic performance, attitudes, and social relations in intergenerational college classes. Educational Gerontology, 9(5-6), 471-481.

McCollum, S., & Shreeve, W. (1994). Young and old making a difference. Early Child Development and Care, 99, 103-112.

Meshel, D., & McGlynn, R. P. (2004). Intergenerational contact, attitudes, and stereotypes of adolescents and older people. Educational Gerontology, 30(6), 457-479.

Moore, S. & Statham, E. (2006). Can intergenerational practice offer a way of

limiting anti-social behaviour and fear of crime? Howard Journal of Criminal

Justice, 45(5), 468-484. 

Peacock, E. W., & Talley, W. M. (1984). Intergenerational contact:  A way to counteract ageism. Educational Gerontology, 10 , 13-24.

Pinquart, M., Wenzel, S., & Sorensen, S. (2000). Changes in attitudes among children and elderly adults in intergenerational group work. Educational Gerontology, 26, 523-540.

Proller, N. L. (1989). The effects of an adoptive grandparent program on youth and elderly participants. S. Newman, & S. Brummel (Editors), Intergenerational Programs:  Imperatives, Strategies, Impacts, Trends (pp. 195-203). New York: Haworth Press.

Seefeldt, C. (1989). Intergenerational programs:  Impact on attitudes. In S. Newman, & S. Brummel (Editors), Intergenerational Programs:  Imperatives, Strategies, Impacts, Trends (pp. 185-194). New York: Haworth Press, Inc.

Seefeldt, C., Jantz, R. K., Serock, K., & Bredekamp, S. (1982). Elderly persons' attitude toward children. Educational Gerontology, 8, 493-506.

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