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Community Life

Resources

This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson (mnichols@inghamisd.org) for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin (aaustin@ingham.org) for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are data sources, readings, and other general resources related to community life of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

The Network on the Transitions to Adulthood examines the changing nature of early adulthood (ages 18-34), and the policies, programs, and institutions that support young people as they move into adulthood. The website provides information about trends and profiles of American young adults.

Youth

Brooks-Gunn, J., Duncan, G. J., Klebanov, P. K., & Sealand, N. (1993). Do neighborhoods influence child and adolescent development? American Journal of Sociology, 99, 353-395. Summary:  

Kowaleski-Jones, L. (2000). Staying out of trouble: Community resources and problem behavior among high-risk adolescents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62, 449-464.  

Leventhal, T. & Brooks-Gunn, J. (2000). The neighborhoods they live in: The effects of neighborhood residence on child and adolescent outcomes. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 309–337.

Pittman, K. (1996). Community, youth, development: Three goals in search of connection. New Designs for Youth Development, 12, 4-8.

Young Adults

The Network on the Transitions to Adulthood examines the changing nature of early adulthood (ages 18-34), and the policies, programs, and institutions that support young people as they move into adulthood. The website provides information about trends and profiles of American young adults.