- What do children need to survive and thrive?
- How can parents, teachers and other caring adults nurture the resiliency of young people?
I work with parents and educators to answer these crucial questions.
Early in my career I discovered the invaluable research and resources of the Search Institute. For over 20 years Impact On Youth programs have helped communities build the Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets.
The Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence the choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults.
Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become one of the most widely used approaches to positive youth development in the United States. http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets
If you want to prevent high risk behaviors and promote the healthy development of youth in your community, please explore the engaging Topics for Parents and Educators.