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40 Developmental Assets Search Institute. Common Interests Common Interests  We care about young people  We’re concerned about their well being  Sometimes.

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1 40 Developmental Assets Search Institute

2 Common Interests Common Interests  We care about young people  We’re concerned about their well being  Sometimes aren’t sure what to do

3 A Positive Approach… Developmental Assets  Represents common wisdom  Based on research conducted by Search Institute

4 Provides A Framework Who can we add to the connections?

5 Requires Two Shifts First Shift From fixing young people’s problems to Promoting young people’s strengths

6 Two Shifts Second Shift Beyond programs to Relationships

7 A New View A New View From… Young people’s problems Professional’s work Young people absorbing resources Troubled young people To… Young people’s strengths Everyone’s work Young people as resources All young people

8 Asset Building moves us… Asset Building moves us… From… From… Problem focus ReactiveBlaming Crisis management CompetitionDespair To… To… Positive focus Proactive behavior Claiming responsibility Vision building Cooperation Hope

9 Developmental Assets Eight types of assets in two categories:  External assets  Internal assets

10 External Assets  Support  Empowerment  Boundaries & Expectations  Constructive Use of Time Those assets that young people can get from outside sources, like friends, family, school, and organizations in the community

11 Internal Assets  Commitment to Learning  Positive Values  Social Competencies  Positive Identity Those competencies and values that young people learn and internalize on their way to becoming responsible and healthy adults

12 Thinking about the young people you know…  What assets do you believe are strongest ?  What assets are most lacking?  What are the average number of assets among young people?

13 The Power to Protect

14 The Realities for Youth

15 6 Asset Based Principles 1.Strengths more than risks 2.Relationships more than programs 3.All adults and youth, not just professionals and parents

16 6 Asset Based Principles 4.Engagement more than services 5.Unleashing, not controlling or directing 6.Long term, not a quick fix

17 What About You?  How does your community already build assets?  What ideas do you have for asset building in your community?

18 Imagine 10 years from now… A generation from now…  What do you, as an individual, plan to do to support young people?  What would you like your community to do?

19 What ASAP wants  We want local leaders to help connect the dots  Share your energy and enthusiasm  Support/participate in planning and hosting local asset building initiatives

20 Regional Resources  ASAP Center  Asset Builders Alliance  Indiana Youth Institute  Kentucky Child Now  Ohio Resource Network (ORN)

21 Contact Search Institute


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