Two guides for out-of-school-time program practitioners

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Both are hot off the press from Child Trends.

Assessing Self-Regulation in Children and Youth
Being able to suppress impulsive behavior and to adjust behavior as appropriate has been linked to positive outcomes for children and adolescents. This brief defines self-regulation and why it is important, provides three measures of self-regulation skills of children and teens, and includes tips for enhancing self-regulation skills in out-of-school time programs.
http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2010_10_05_RB_AssesSelfReg.pdf

Assessing Stress in Children and Youth
This brief identifies characteristics of youth who may be particularly vulnerable to stress, provides two scales to measure stress among adolescents, and includes tips and resources for helping youth deal with stress.
http://www.childtrends.org/Files//Child_Trends-2010_10_05_RB_AssessingStress.pdf

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