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1 Developmental Assets

2 What are developmental assets? “Building blocks for raising healthy children and youth” »Search Institute, 2009 Grounded in research

3 Why developmental assets? The more assets… –Less likely to engage in risky behavior –More likely to thrive –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jk6ius0qLv4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =jk6ius0qLv4

4 Assets & Risky Behavior

5 Assets & Behavior

6 Assets by race & ethnicity Search Institute

7 Assets by Gender

8 Assets by Geography Search Institute

9 Top 40 assets Two categories –20 in each category –External –Internal

10 External assets - Support Family support Positive family communication Other adult relationships Caring neighborhood Caring school climate Parent involvement in schooling

11 External assets – Empowerment Community values youth Youth as resources Service to others Safety

12 External assets – Boundaries & Expectations Family boundaries School boundaries Neighborhood boundaries Adult role models Positive peer influences High expectations

13 External assets – Constructive Use of Time Creative activities Youth programs Religious community Time at home

14 Internal assets – Commitment to learning Achievement motivation School engagement Homework Bonding to school Reading for pleasure

15 Internal assets – Positive values Caring Equality and social justice Integrity Honesty Responsibility Restraint

16 Internal assets – Social competencies Planning and decision making Interpersonal competence Cultural competence Resistance skills Peaceful conflict resolution

17 Internal assets – Positive Identity Personal power Self-esteem Sense of purpose Positive view of personal future

18 Assets How can you be an “asset builder” for someone else? ASSETS: –Act –Seek Support –Stretch yourself –Expand what you know –Tell others –Stick with it Search Institute


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