Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals

Improving Child and Youth Program Experiences

by William B. Kearney, William H. Quinn & Robert J. Barcelona



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781491719343
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781491719350
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781491719367

About the Book

Whether you are a seasonal volunteer, group leader or full-time professional, you need practical advice on how to provide young people with the tools they need to succeed.

Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals—E-QYP for short—provides best practices to help young people ages six to eighteen reach their potential. It also offers age-appropriate ideas that you can translate to your specific child and youth program.

E-QYP is a handy reference for individuals, as well as a powerful volunteer and staff development tool when adopted by organizations. It also serves as a great supplement to college textbooks on child and youth development. With easy-to-read information and sample activities that really work, this guide can help you help the young people in your life.

“Youth agencies serve huge numbers of kids in the United States, but few youth workers have specific knowledge about youth development, and agency budgets tend to have few dollars for staff training. Although the training and credentialing of all youth workers remains an aspiration, workers with and without training need ready access to research-based knowledge and practices. Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals provides both. Whether read as a whole or accessed for just-in-time information, Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals is a timely, valuable, and much-needed resource.”

—Irv Katz, president and CEO, National Human Services Assembly and National Collaboration for Youth

About the Author

William B. Kearney, co-owner of WBKEARNEY & Associates, has dedicated his career to helping young people. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and has worked in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. He is married and has three children and seven grandchildren; he lives in Cumming, Georgia.