Presentation on theme: "You’ve probably already been doing it for years. But now with this framework, you can do it on purpose! Developmental Assets."— Presentation transcript:
You’ve probably already been doing it for years. But now with this framework, you can do it on purpose! Developmental Assets
Developmental Assets: THE ETHOS IS... …creating positive, nurturing and enduring relationships The Developmental Assets framework helps in our understanding of the focus of these relationships to avoid us just being 'nice', but being objectively intentional. Relationships that focus on seeing others achieving their potential Putting the interests of other above your own Is creative in affirming others Sees the good in others Is a positive role model for others Has time for others Does not attach a 'price tag' to the relationship Not keeping a record of wrongs, always hoping, always persevering, never failing
Developmental Assets: BACKGROUND The Lutheran Brotherhood in the US a commissioned a study to identify the factors that cause a person to thrive. After 20 years of research, the findings identified there were 40 factors that can make a person reach their full potential. The more factors they have, the more likely they are to succeed The less factors they have in their life, the more likely they are to have problems (eg delinquency, drug use, violence etc.) The research findings have been applied to 3 million people worldwide, and the findings are more and more relevant today
Developmental Assets: EXTERNAL CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME Creative activities  Youth/adult programmes  Faith community  Time at home  BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS Family boundaries  School/work boundaries  Neighbourhood boundaries  Role models  Positive peer influence  High expectations  EMPOWERMENT EMPOWERMENT Community values all people  People as resources  Service to others  Safety  SUPPORT SUPPORT Family support  Positive family communication  Other adult relationships  Caring neighbourhood  Caring school/work climate  Family involvement in school/work  Factors that a person has AROUND them that influence them
Developmental Assets: INTERNAL COMMITMENT TO LEARNING Achievement motivation  Work/school engagement  Personal study  Bonding to Work/school  Reading for pleasure  POSITIVE VALUES Caring  Equality and social justice  Integrity  Honesty  Responsibility  Restraint  SOCIAL COMPETENCE Planning and decision making  Interpersonal competence  Cultural competence  Resistance skills  Peaceful conflict resolution  POSITIVE IDENTITY Personal power  Self-esteem  Sense of purpose  Positive view of personal future  Factors that a person has WITHIN them that influences them
HIGH LEVEL MEDIUM LEVEL LOW LEVEL Developmental Assets: IN PRACTICE Strategy planning and assessment, using the 8 sub-categories initially Programme planning and assessment, using the 40 Developmental Assets Day to day application of the Developmental Assets framework. What it looks like on the ground: - Activities done - How people interact with each other - The Language used - Signage to remind of the Assets List
Developmental Assets: 150 years old Despite that the Developmental Assets framework was conceived over 20 years ago, the YMCA discovered something remarkable NOTEABLY, whatever your group does, they will inadvertently and naturally be building Assets through their activities into people. Now, armed with the framework, they use it to plan all their activities intentionally building Developmental Assets into the lives of people - and not by accident In plotting their organisations history of the past 150 years, they discovered they were already using the very same factors that are identified in the framework.
Developmental Assets: YOU As a point of fact, looking through the lens of the Development Assets framework, most of your activities will already and naturally be participating in Asset building into the lives of those serving and those being served. However, intentionally using the framework in all your activities will guarantee a greater impact and footprint. Equally, by all that your Activites accomplish, the Developmental Assets framework can measure more thoroughly their positive impacts. The Developmental Assets Framework will help enable positive, nurturing and enduring relationships
Developmental Assets: Examples... Examples of Assets that will be found in activities Support (Family Support, Other Adult Relationships, Caring Neighbourhood) Empowerment (Service to Others, Safety) Boundaries & Expectations (Sports boundaries, role models, high expectations) Constructive Use of Time (Youth programme, Faith Community) Commitment to Learning (Achievement motivation) Positive Value (Equality, Integrity, Honesty, Restraint, Responsibility) Social Competence (Planning and decision making, Interpersonal skills, Peaceful conflict) Positive Identity (Personal Power, Self Esteem, Sense of Purpose, Positive view of personal future) Sports Activities Support (Other Adult Relationships, Caring Neighbourhood) Empowerment (Community Values People, People as a Resource, Service to Others, Safety) Boundaries & Expectations (Neighbourhood boundaries, Role Models, Positive Peer Influence) Constructive Use of Time (Adult programme, Faith Community) Commitment to Learning (Achievement motivation, Life Engagement, Bonding to Community) Positive Value (Caring, Equality and Social Justice, Integrity, Honesty, Restraint, Responsibility) Social Competence (Interpersonal skills, Peaceful conflict, Resistence Skills) Positive Identity (Personal Power, Self Esteem, Sense of Purpose, Positive view of personal future) Social Justice ActivitiesCare Activities Support (Other Adult Relationships, Caring Neighbourhood) Empowerment (Community Values People, People as a Resource, Service to Others, Safety) Boundaries & Expectations (Neighbourhood boundaries, Role Models, Positive Peer Influence, High Expectations) Constructive Use of Time (Adult programme, Faith Community) Commitment to Learning (Achievement motivation, Life Engagement, Bonding to Community) Positive Value (Caring, Equality and Social Justice, Integrity, Honesty,, Responsibility) Social Competence (Planning and Decision Making, Interpersonal skills, Cultural Competence) Positive Identity (Personal Power, Self Esteem, Sense of Purpose)
Developmental Assets: Slotting it in... Here is a suggestion how the implementation of the Developmental Assets framework could intentionally be slot into an organisations core activities: BUILD TEAMS WORKERS JOINS TEAMS ACTIVITY TEAMS MOBILISED ACTIVITY TEAMS ACTIVE ACTIVITY TEAMS TRAINED (DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS INTRODUCTED AS A WAY OF SERVICE & LIFE * ) * TRAINING AND/OR RESOURCES ACTIVITY TEAMS ORGANISED WORKERS RESPOND ACTIVITY TEAMS DISMANTLED, BUT COMMUNITY CAN CARRY ON THE WORK. (DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS TOOL * USED AS A COMPASS FOR DIRECTION) ACTIVITY TEAMS ASSESS THEIR IMPACT (INCLUDING USAGE OF DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS AS A MEASURE) YOUR GROUP
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