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40 Developmental Assets Search Institute

  1. 1. 40 Developmental Assets Search Institute
  2. 2. Common Interests <ul><li>We care about young people </li></ul><ul><li>We’re concerned about their well being </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes aren’t sure what to do </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Positive Approach… Developmental Assets <ul><li>Represents common wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Based on research conducted by Search Institute </li></ul>
  4. 4. Provides A Framework Who can we add to the connections?
  5. 5. Two Shifts First Shift From fixing young people’s problems to Promoting young people’s strengths
  6. 6. Two Shifts <ul><li>Second Shift </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond programs to Relationships </li></ul>
  7. 7. A New View <ul><li>From… </li></ul><ul><li>Young people’s problems </li></ul><ul><li>Professional’s work </li></ul><ul><li>Young people absorbing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Troubled young people </li></ul>To… Young people’s strengths Everyone’s work Young people as resources All young people
  8. 8. Asset Building moves us… <ul><li>From… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisis management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Despair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claiming responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Developmental Assets <ul><li>Eight types of assets in two categories: </li></ul><ul><li>External assets </li></ul><ul><li>Internal assets </li></ul>
  10. 10. External Assets <ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Boundaries & Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive Use of Time </li></ul>
  11. 11. Internal Assets <ul><li>Commitment to Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Values </li></ul><ul><li>Social Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Identity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thinking about the young people you know… <ul><li>What assets do you believe are strongest ? </li></ul><ul><li>What assets are most lacking ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the average number of assets among young people? </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Power to Protect
  14. 14. The Realities for Youth
  15. 15. 6 Asset Based Principles <ul><li>Strengths more than risks </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships more than programs </li></ul><ul><li>All adults and youth , not just professionals and parents </li></ul>
  16. 16. 6 Asset Based Principles <ul><li>Engagement more than services </li></ul><ul><li>Unleashing , not controlling or directing </li></ul><ul><li>Long term , not a quick fix </li></ul>
  17. 17. What About You? <ul><li>How does your community already build assets? </li></ul><ul><li>What ideas do you have for asset building in your community? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Imagine 10 years from now… A generation from now… <ul><li>What do you, as an individual, plan to do to support young people? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like your community to do? </li></ul>
  19. 19. What ASAP wants <ul><li>We want local leaders to help connect the dots </li></ul><ul><li>Share your energy and enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Support/participate in planning and hosting local asset building initiatives </li></ul>
  20. 20. Regional Resources <ul><li>ASAP Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.asapcenter.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Asset Builders Alliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ouraba.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indiana Youth Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.iyi.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kentucky Child Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kychildnow.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ohio Resource Network (ORN) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ebasedprevention.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Contact Search Institute <ul><li>www.search-institute.org </li></ul><ul><li>800-888-7828 </li></ul>

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