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