Research and Resources

YDEKC connects leaders in the youth development field with research relevant to their work.

We provide our members and partners with practical tools in the areas of non-profit management, program evaluation, school and community partnerships, and whole child outcomes (i.e. youth skills and dispositions). We also connect leaders in youth development with emerging research, and work with local and national partners to advance field-level knowledge.  


Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey Validation Report

Technical report summarizing validation work on YDEKC's Motivation, Engagement, and Beliefs Survey

Social-Emotional Learning Programs Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing Social-Emotional Learning programs and curricula

Source : YDEKC

Positive School Climate Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing the impacts of positive school climates on student success

Source : YDEKC

Trauma-Informed Practice Brief

Research-to-practice brief describing trauma-informed approaches in schools and youth programs

Source : YDEKC