By Deborah Fisher
An easy, robust solution to the query How do you retain a favorable outlook for adolescents while there are such a lot of troubling concerns dealing with them?, this guidebook teaches prevention software leaders and healthcare professionals how to enforce Developmental Assets®, a research-based framework of forty optimistic relationships and characteristics for younger people, in their firms. targeting specific prevention components that resources can impact so much, equivalent to early sexual intercourse, melancholy, and suicidal developments, this ebook makes use of concrete instruments and methods to introduce and mix an affirmative technique for an viewers that traditionally works from a strength-based approach.
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Extra info for A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program
Elementary schools in New York and California found that when they included youth in parent conferences, the children became more accountable for their behavior and the parents became more connected to the school. These ideas and approaches are designed to work with your existing prevention program so that you can tailor the assets to fit your specific needs.
Acknowledgments I’ve been writing for Search Institute for more than a decade, which has allowed me the opportunity to pick the brains of many experienced, talented, and wise people. The only credit I take for the material in this book is being the scribe who helped articulate the best ideas of others. My continual thanks to these dedicated asset builders whose words, thoughts, ideas, and advice inform much of what I do and most of what you see here: Shelby Andress Derek Peterson Chris Beyer Clay Roberts Peter Benson Patsy Roybal Matthew Chinman Lee Rush Michael Clark Peter Scales María Guajardo Lucero Neal Starkman Pamela Imm Abe Wandersman Becky Judd And all of my colleagues at Vision Training Associates Ruth Lindegarde I also would like to thank authors Deborah Davis and Lisa Race, who did such a fine job on A QuickStart Guide to Building Assets in Your Schools, which made my work on this guide so much easier.
The Virginia-based Teens Against Sexual Assault program is a volunteer group that educates communities about healthy relationships and works to stop dating violence and sexual assault. Teens design their own peer education manual and brochures, and teachers support the program by letting teens have time away from school to give presentations. The program discovered that evaluations are better and volunteer recruitment higher when teens are running the show. ” . . to simple, easy-to-implement ideas with far-reaching effects .
A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program by Deborah Fisher