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ERIC Number: ED425805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 200
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Kids Succeed--Alaskan Style.
Association of Alaska School Boards, Juneau.; Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Anchorage.
The purpose of this book is to serve as a tool for individuals helping to make Alaskan communities places where youth can grow up to be strong, capable, and caring. The book is built around the Search Institute's Youth Developmental Assets Framework, which is comprised of the key building blocks in youth development. The book notes 40 assets that the Search Institute's researchers have suggested that children need to be successful in their social, emotional, and academic development. These assets are grouped into eight main categories: (1) support; (2) empowerment; (3) boundaries and expectations; (4) constructive use of time; (5) commitment to learning; (6) positive values; (7) social skills; and (8) positive identity. The 40 assets that make up the Search Institute's Framework have been adapted for this book to apply to Alaskan children. Chapter 1, "The Asset Framework," describes and defines the 40 assets. Chapter 2, "Building Assets, Alaskan-Style," applies the 40 assets to risk behaviors and the cultural differences of Alaskan children. Chapter 3, "Tools for Measuring Assets," provides a checklist for parents and children. Chapter 4, "Building Assets: Ideas for Alaskan Communities," provides ideas for applying the assets to Alaskan communities. Chapter 5, "Asset Ideas for Teens," specifically addresses building assets in the teen years. Chapter 6, "Asset Ideas for organizations," provides ideas for organizations to build assets. Chapter 7 is a quick reference for models, building assets, and community contributors. (SD)
Association of Alaska School Boards, Attn: Derek Peterson, Director of Child/Youth Advisory, 316 West 11th Street, Juneau, AK 99801; phone: 907-586-1083; e-mail:
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Association of Alaska School Boards, Juneau.; Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Anchorage.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska