Out-of-School-Time Youth Worker Stress

Working with youth in out-of-school-time programs can be stressful, and that stress can impact the young people in those settings. A recent study appearing in the Journal of Youth Development delved into the experiences of more than 100 youth workers in 25 programs to better understand their personal and professional stressors. Researchers found that workers’ personal stress combined with a negative work environment was associated with higher levels of job stress while positive and substantial supervisor support was associated with lower levels of stress.