What Young Children Need to Succeed

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					Working together to build assets
   What is the Search Institute?
   What are Developmental Assets?
   Why are assets important?
   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.
   Problem-centered          Asset-building
    approach                   approach
    ◦ Anticipates the          ◦ Brings out the best
      worst                    ◦ Benefits all children
    ◦ Concentrates on            and teens
      kids at risk or in       ◦ Builds character,
      trouble                    skills, and values
    ◦ Reacts to problems         that help prevent
      after they happen          problems
    ◦ Stresses                 ◦ Stresses
      competition                cooperation and
                                 collaboration
   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
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
 Youth need love, comfort,
 encouragement, and support
 from their families.


70% of youth say they have this asset in their life
  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.
  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.
Youth have neighbors who care
for and about them.

40% of youth say they have this asset in their
life.
   Youth spend time in
 encouraging, caring
 environments outside the
 home.

29% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
  Parents talk about their
 children’s needs with caregivers
 and teachers, and help their
 children succeed outside the
 home.

34% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
Asset 7:   Community Values Youth
Asset 8:   Youth as Resources
Asset 9:   Service to Others
Asset 10: Safety
 Parents and other adults in the community
 value and appreciate young people.

25% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 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.
 Together, parents and children
 serve others in the community.

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

51% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
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
 Parents understand children’s
 needs and preferences, model
 appropriate behavior, and set
 age-appropriate limits and
 consequences.
48% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
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.
Neighbors take responsibility for
monitoring and supervising
children’s behavior outside the
home.

 49% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 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.
 Children’s 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.
Adults have realistic
expectations for children’s
development.

49% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
Asset 17: Creative Activities

Asset 18: Youth Programs
Asset 19: Religious Community
Asset 20: Time at Home
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.
 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.
 Parents make religious
 programs a regular part of
 family life.

63% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Children spend most evenings
 and weekends together at home
 in predictable, enjoyable
 routines.

52% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
Asset 21: Achievement Motivation
Asset 22: School Engagement
Asset 23: Homework
Asset 24: Bonding to School

Asset 25: Reading for Pleasure
 Children are motivated to do
 well in school and other
 activities.

67% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Youth are responsive, attentive,
 and involved in learning new
 things.

61% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
Parents, caregivers, and
teachers encourage children to
explore and engage in
stimulating activities.

53% of youth say they have this asset in their
life.
 Youth enjoy learning and care
 about their school.

54% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Parents and other adults read
 with children, make reading
 fun, and encourage
 participation.

23% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
Asset 26: Caring
Asset 27: Equality & Social Justice
Asset 28: Integrity
Asset 29: Honesty
Asset 30: Responsibility
Asset 31: Restraint
Youth are encouraged to help
other people.

50% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Youth work to make their
 community a better place.

52% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
Youth act on their convictions
and stand up for their beliefs.

68% of youth say they have this asset in their
life.
 Youth value honesty and act
 accordingly.

67% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Children accept and take
 responsibility for their
 decisions and actions.

63% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
 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.
Asset 32: Planning & Decision Making
Asset 33: Interpersonal Competence
Asset 34: Cultural Competence
Asset 35: Resistance Skills
Asset 36: Peaceful Conflict Resolution
 Children learn how to plan
 ahead and make choices at
 appropriate developmental
 levels.

30% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
 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.
 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.
 Youth develop the ability to
 resist negative peer pressure
 and dangerous situations.

42% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
 Youth resolve problems non -
 violently.

45% of youth say they have this asset in their
 life.
Asset 37: Personal Power
Asset 38: Self-Esteem
Asset 39: Sense of Purpose
Asset 40: Positive View-Personal Future
 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.
 Children report having high
 self-esteem.

52% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Youth feel their lives have
 purpose and actively engage
 their skills.

59% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
 Youth are hopeful and positive
 about their future.

74% of youth say they have this asset in their life.
   Succeed in school by getting mostly A’s
   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
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

				
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