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Self-Assessment tool

Researchers at the National Institute on Out of School Time (NIOST) along with BE SAFE developed the Program Climate Self-Assessment Tool to assist youth development program staff in examining the components of their program that support a positive program climate aligned with the BE SAFE issues of mental health, sexual health, substance use, healthy relationships, and sexual violence.

This tool is meant to be helpful to programs as part of a program improvement process that examines program features, practices, and policies. There are many ways to use the tool that are explained throughout the assessment section of this site.

Other Assessment Tools:

  • Building Partnerships for Youth: A brief online self-assessment that provides an immediate feedback report. This report indicates how well a program is currently addressing each of the 21 elements of youth development. Included in the report are resource pages with tips for incorporating the 21 elements that includes: sample youth activities, helpful web links, relevant research, and suggested program models to explore.
  • GLBT Support Project: These assessment tools are designed to help agencies gauge how they are doing in providing safety, support, and culturally competent services to GLBTQ youth and families.