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Title: What Youth Need to Succeed


1
What YouthNeed to Succeed
  • Working together to build assets

2
OVERVIEW
  • What is the Search Institute?
  • What are Developmental Assets?
  • Why are assets important?

3
SEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Non-profit organization
  • Mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and
    resources to promote healthy children, youth, and
    communities.
  • 40 Developmental Assets qualities that young
    people need to grow up
  • healthy, caring, and responsible.

4
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS
  • Problem-centered approach
  • Anticipates the worst
  • Concentrates on kids at risk or in trouble
  • Reacts to problems after they happen
  • Stresses competition
  • Asset-building approach
  • Brings out the best
  • Benefits all children and teens
  • Builds character, skills, and values that help
    prevent problems
  • Stresses cooperation and collaboration

5
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS
  • Divided into 8 areas of human development
  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries and expectations
  • Constructive use of time
  • Commitment to learning
  • Positive values
  • Social competencies
  • Positive Identity

6
The Support Assets
  • Asset 1 Family Support
  • Asset 2 Positive Family Communication
  • Asset 3 Other Adult Relationships
  • Asset 4 Caring Neighborhood
  • Asset 5 Caring School Climate
  • Asset 6 Parent Involvement in
  • Schooling

7
Asset 1 Family Support
  • Youth need love, comfort, encouragement, and
    support from their families.
  • 70 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life

8
Asset 2 Positive Family Communication
  • Parents communicate with children in
    positive ways and respect and respond to their
    needs.
  • 30 of youth say they have this asset in
    their life.

9
Asset 3 Other Adult Relationships
  • All youth receive love and comfort from at
    least one adult other than their parents.
  • 45 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

10
Asset 4 Caring Neighborhood
  • Youth have neighbors who care for and about
    them.
  • 40 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

11
Asset 5 Caring Out-of-Home Climate
  • Youth spend time in encouraging, caring
    environments outside the home.
  • 29 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

12
Asset 6 Parent Involvement in School
  • Parents talk about their childrens needs
    with caregivers and teachers, and help their
    children succeed outside the home.
  • 34 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

13
The Empowerment Assets
  • Asset 7 Community Values Youth
  • Asset 8 Youth as Resources
  • Asset 9 Service to Others
  • Asset 10 Safety

14
Asset 7 Community Values Youth
  • Parents and other adults in the community value
    and appreciate young people.
  • 25 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

15
Asset 8 Youth Are Given Useful Roles
  • Youth are included in age-appropriate family
    tasks and are given useful roles in the
    community.
  • 28 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

16
Asset 9 Service To Others
  • Together, parents and children serve others in
    the community.
  • 51 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

17
Asset 10 Safety
  • Homes, schools, childcare settings, and other
    environments are safe for children.
  • 51 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

18
The Boundaries and Expectations Assets
  • Asset 11 Family Boundaries
  • Asset 12 School Boundaries
  • Asset 13 Neighborhood Boundaries
  • Asset 14 Adult Role Models
  • Asset 15 Positive Peer Influence
  • Asset 16 High Expectations

19
Asset 11 Family Boundaries
  • Parents understand childrens needs and
    preferences, model appropriate behavior, and set
    age-appropriate limits and consequences.
  • 48 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

20
Asset 12 Out-of-Home Boundaries
  • Out-of-home environments provide age-appropriate
    activities and have clear rules and consequences.
  • 53 of youth say they have this asset in
    their life.

21
Asset 13 Neighborhood Boundaries
  • Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring and
    supervising childrens behavior outside the home.
  • 49 of youth say they have this asset in
    their life.

22
Asset 14 Adult Role Models
  • Parents and other adults model responsible,
    positive behavior to youth. Youth have at least
    3 adult role models in their life.
  • 30 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

23
Asset 15 Positive Peer Interaction Influence
  • Childrens friends model responsible behavior.
    They do well in school and stay away from risky
    behaviors.
  • 65 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

24
Asset 16 Appropriate Expectations for Growth
  • Adults have realistic expectations for
    childrens development.
  • 49 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

25
The Constructive Use ofTime Assets
  • Asset 17 Creative Activities
  • Asset 18 Youth Programs
  • Asset 19 Religious Community
  • Asset 20 Time at Home

26
Asset 17 Creative Activities
  • Adults expose all youth to music, art, or other
    creative activities. As they mature, children
    begin to participate in these activities
    regularly.
  • 20 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

27
Asset 18 Out-of-Home Activities
  • Children spend one hour or more each week in
    extra curricular school activities or structured
    community programs.
  • 58 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

28
Asset 19 Religious Community
  • Parents make religious programs a regular part
    of family life.
  • 63 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

29
Asset 20 Positive, Supervised Time At Home
  • Children spend most evenings and weekends
    together at home in predictable, enjoyable
    routines.
  • 52 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

30
The CommitmentTo Learning Assets
  • Asset 21 Achievement Motivation
  • Asset 22 School Engagement
  • Asset 23 Homework
  • Asset 24 Bonding to School
  • Asset 25 Reading for Pleasure

31
Asset 21 Achievement Motivation
  • Children are motivated to do well in school and
    other activities.
  • 67 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

32
Asset 22 Children Are Engaged in Learning
  • Youth are responsive, attentive, and involved in
    learning new things.
  • 61 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

33
Asset 23 Stimulating Activity and Homework
  • Parents, caregivers, and teachers encourage
    children to explore and engage in stimulating
    activities.
  • 53 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

34
Asset 24 Enjoyment of Learning and Bonding to
School
  • Youth enjoy learning and care about their
    school.
  • 54 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

35
Asset 25 Reading for Pleasure
  • Parents and other adults read with children,
    make reading fun, and encourage participation.
  • 23 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

36
The Positive Values Assets
  • Asset 26 Caring
  • Asset 27 Equality Social Justice
  • Asset 28 Integrity
  • Asset 29 Honesty
  • Asset 30 Responsibility
  • Asset 31 Restraint

37
Asset 26 Caring
  • Youth are encouraged to help other people.
  • 50 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

38
Asset 27 Equality Social Justice
  • Youth work to make their community a better
    place.
  • 52 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

39
Asset 28 Integrity
  • Youth act on their convictions and stand up for
    their beliefs.
  • 68 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

40
Asset 29 Honesty
  • Youth value honesty and act accordingly.
  • 67 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

41
Asset 30 Responsibility
  • Children accept and take responsibility for
    their decisions and actions.
  • 63 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

42
Asset 31 Healthy Lifestyle
  • Children learn to take care of their bodies,
    which includes developing healthy sexual
    attitudes and respect for others.
  • 47 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

43
The SocialCompetencies Assets
  • Asset 32 Planning Decision Making
  • Asset 33 Interpersonal Competence
  • Asset 34 Cultural Competence
  • Asset 35 Resistance Skills
  • Asset 36 Peaceful Conflict Resolution

44
Asset 32 Planning and Decision Making
  • Children learn how to plan ahead and make
    choices at appropriate developmental levels.
  • 30 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

45
Asset 33 Interpersonal Skills
  • Youth interact with adults and peers and can
    make friends. Children express feelings in
    appropriate ways.
  • 47 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

46
Asset 34 Cultural Competence
  • Children know and are comfortable with people of
    different cultural, racial, and/or ethnic
    backgrounds.
  • 42 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

47
Asset 35 Resistance Skills
  • Youth develop the ability to resist negative
    peer pressure and dangerous situations.
  • 42 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

48
Asset 36 PeacefulConflict Resolution
  • Youth resolve problems non - violently.
  • 45 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

49
The Positive Identity Assets
  • Asset 37 Personal Power
  • Asset 38 Self-Esteem
  • Asset 39 Sense of Purpose
  • Asset 40 Positive View-Personal Future

50
Asset 37 Personal Power
  • Children learn that they can influence their
    surroundings and have control over things that
    happen to them.
  • 44 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

51
Asset 38 Self-Esteem
  • Children report having high self-esteem.
  • 52 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

52
Asset 39 Sense of Purpose
  • Youth feel their lives have purpose and actively
    engage their skills.
  • 59 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

53
Asset 40 Positive View of Personal Future
  • Youth are hopeful and positive about their
    future.
  • 74 of youth say they have this asset in their
    life.

54
The More Assets Young People Have, The More
Likely They Are To
  • Succeed in school by getting mostly As
  • Help friends or neighbors for at least one hour
    per week
  • Value getting to know people of many
    racial/ethnic groups
  • Be a leader of a group in the past year

55
The More Assets Young People Have, The More
Likely They Are To
  • Pay attention to healthy nutrition and exercise
  • Avoid doing dangerous things
  • Save money instead of spending it right away
  • Refuse to give up when things get difficult

56
What do you do that develops assets in youth?
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