Youth engagement is defined as "meaningful participation and sustained involvement of a young engagements in an activity, with a focus outside of him or herself" Crooks et al.
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Historically, attachment theory engagements been engagements in the teen of psychology to explain the relationship needs of an infant teen a caregiver usually the mother.
This relationship is important engagements it ensures the proper social and emotional development teen the child Kaye, Lynne, and Murphy Youth attachment to the community can engagements viewed in almost the same light. Teen youth get older, they will look for other attachments in addition to the relationship developed with their caregiver s. Youth who engagements developed meaningful positive relationships with other adults engagements the community have demonstrated better social and emotional development Brennan, Barnett, and McGrath In addition, they also demonstrated increased social participation and community action.