This report from American Youth Policy Forum asserts that given the importance of families to a variety of positive youth outcomes and the emphasis placed on family involvement in federal law, young people should not be treated as "islands" by school and youth programs, separate from the context of their families. The report is the result of an analysis of over 100 evaluations of school and youth programs published in a series of compendia on effective programs. The report describes barriers to successful family involvement experienced by school and youth program staff and identifies several myths that should be discarded to improve program quality by involving family members. Summaries of program evaluations are included.
No More Islands: Family Involvement in 27 School and Youth Programs
American Youth Policy Forum