Introduction

Community Benchmarks is a systematic framework for youth service units to build quality CLD service provisions that can be benchmarked with global standards. It aims at empowering youth workers to use CLD lens in providing service for young people.

Ecosystem-Based Navigation-Oriented CLD Competencies Framework

CLAP@JC phase II inherits the YDIF of phase I, not only incorporating four key pillars, but also further strengthening the approaches with an ecosystem-based navigation-oriented framework to achieve the following goals:

1. Sustainable meaningful engagement for NEY

2. Ecosystem change for an enabling environment and youth-led community

3. CLAP@JC mainstreaming – incorporating the CLD lens into youth services through the adoption of CLAP’s service model, standards and resources

Guiding Principles

  1. To promote ecosystem change for an enabling environment and youth-led community
  2. To provide a one-stop shop intervention for young people
  3. To develop capacity-building for NGO administrators and frontline workers
  4. To leverage technology for monitoring, evaluation, learning, and dissemination
  5. To investigate and evaluate for community benchmarking, impact assessment, and evidence guiding practice

Theories and Concepts

CLAP Youth Development and Intervention Framework (YDIF)

Theories and tools in four pillars: engagement; self-understanding; career and pathway exploration; and career planning and management

Career Development Theories and Life Design approaches

Theories of career development; approaches to youth life planning; and postmodern approaches to understanding career development

Ecosystem Concept

Ecological systems theory; and interactions between NEY and various cultural, school and familial systems

Heterogeneity of Special Target Groups of NEY

CLD needs assessment (identity, network, career aspirations and motivation); and successful factors for meaningful engagement

Conceptual Framework and Effective Approaches for Co-creating Meaningful Engagement with NEY

Strengths-based approach; narrative approach; motivational interviewing; and crisis intervention

Working with Families to Facilitate CLD of NEY

Family influence in youth CLD; family resilience framework; understanding on family therapy; family assessment and engagement; and family intervention

Opportunity Structures

Occupational structures & pathways; vocational education and training (VET); second chance education; progression to higher education; workplace learning; apprenticeship and entrepreneurship; and support structures

Work Psychology

Common theories of work psychology and occupational psychology

Data Monitoring and Management

Designing of data monitoring plan; planning and implementation of data management system; and multi-disciplinary collaboration in data management

Four Main Service Areas

1. CLD, Pathway Support and Case Management Services

2. Capacity-building Programs

3. Data Management System

4. Evaluation Research

Expected Outcomes

Through the implementation of the three services areas:

1. Create a strong network with key stakeholders

2. Build a youth enabling community

3. Enhance the CLD of young people

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