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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Igniting the Transformation Process through Hope and Self-Confidence: The Prevention, Access, Self-Empowerment and Support (PASS) Program: A Culturally-Responsive Youth Development Program

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Janice Cooper; Lenore Reid-Rose; Dana Finley

All Authors for this paper: Janice Cooper; Lenore Reid-Rose; Dana Finley

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Research establishes that some youth successfully adapt, despite adversity. The Prevention, Access, Self-Empowerment and Support (PASS) initiative supports youth to become successful young people. It builds upon individual, family and community factors that research demonstrates promote resilience. Using a culturally competent curriculum and staff, PASS aims to improve participant-family communication, social competencies, advocacy, and leadership skills. Part of Monroe County, NY, System of Care initiative, PASS averages 20 youth, the majority of whom report behavioral challenges. In 2006, participants included African-American (59%), White (29%) and Latino (12%) youth. Factors that promote participant success, individual and programmatic outcomes, will be presented.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM