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Miller, Teresa Northern; Leslie-Toogood, Adrienne; Kaff, Marilyn – Principal Leadership, 2005
Adolescents today face increasing challenges, while the support systems that should help them meet and surmount those challenges are rapidly disappearing. Yearly statistics on teen substance abuse, depression, suicide, and violent crime continue to escalate. Teens with low attachments to school are most vulnerable because they are less likely to…
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Functional Behavioral Assessment
Scales, Peter C. – Our Children, 1996
At the Search Institute in Minneapolis (Minnesota), researchers study 6th-12th graders nationwide, identifying developmental assets to growing up healthy and happy. They suggest that adults surround children with external assets (support, boundaries and expectations, empowerment, and constructive time use) to help them develop values and skills…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Child Development, Child Health, Citizen Participation
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
Children and adolescents who succeed have specific assets in their lives--developmental assets, such as family support and self-esteem. The more assets young people have, the less likely they are to lose their way and get into trouble. Based on nationwide studies of children in grades 6 through 12, this book spells out 40 assets that help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, Child Rearing