Overview This symposium explores the potential of a Developmental Intervention Science (DIS) approach for generating basic and applied knowledge that contributes to the progress in the field of human development.
Outreach Research The first paper describes the challenge of developing community-based positive youth development intervention that apply key outreach research principles to generate interventions that are not only empirically supported, but also feasible, affordable, and sustainable in a real world setting.
The Miami Youth Development Project The second paper describes the theoretical challenges we addressed in developing the conceptual framework for our community-based interventions.
Relational Data Analysis The third paper describes the challenge of developing and refining a methodological framework for evaluating positive youth development interventions in “real world” settings and associated meta-theoretical challenges.
Practical Implications The fourth paper extends the discussion of implication of new directions in knowledge development to include consideration of practical implications.
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