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Braun, Linda W.; Martin, Hillias J.; Urquhart, Connie – ALA Editions, 2010
Do we add that edgy urban novel to our teen collection? Should we initiate social networking? What about abandoning Dewey for a bookstore arrangement? Change is risky business, but librarians must be prepared to initiate change to best serve teens. YA (young adult) service innovators Linda W. Braun, Hillias J. Martin, and Connie Urquhart explain…
Descriptors: Library Services, Risk Management, Young Adults, Public Libraries
Roehlkepartain, Jolene L.; Leffert, Nancy – 2000
Providing children developmental assets such as family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, and social skills will help them grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. This leader's guide provides instructions for five workshops that introduce the concept of children's assets and address how to build assets in infants, toddlers,…
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Benson, Peter L.; Scales, Peter C.; Leffert, Nancy; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. – 1999
This report presents both a framework for understanding positive factors that contribute to the healthy development of young people, termed "developmental assets," and a portrait of 6th-to-12th-grade youth based on that framework. The report analyzes and interprets data from 99,462 youth in 213 communities collected during the 1996-97 school year.…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education
Roehlkepartain, Jolene L.; Leffert, Nancy – 2000
Providing children developmental assets such as family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, and social skills will help them to grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. This book spells out more than 1,000 practical, creative ways to build 40 key assets in children from birth to 11 years. The book describes developmental assets as…
Descriptors: Activities, Adult Child Relationship, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing
Benson, Peter L. – 1997
This book challenges American communities to reclaim their responsibility for raising healthy, successful, and caring children and adolescents. The book also offers a critique of American culture along with practical strategies for uniting and mobilizing communities around a shared vision of healthy development. The book argues that three…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Behavior, Child Health, Child Rearing
Daniels, Denise H.; Clarkson, Patricia K. – Corwin, 2010
The early school years provide critical opportunities for children to develop foundational skills and positive attitudes toward learning. This book, the first in the "Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology" series, gives current and prospective PreK-3 teachers valuable insight into how young children feel, think, and learn. Denise H.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Young Children, Student Adjustment, Teaching Methods
Benson, Peter L.; Galbraith, Judy; Espeland, Pamela – 1998
This book provides adolescents with strategies for building developmental assets that have been identified as crucial to success. The assets were identified using data from a survey of more than 250,000 students in grades 6-12. The 40 highlighted assets, grouped into two main types, are designated as either external or internal. The external…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Coping, Emotional Adjustment
Association of Alaska School Boards, Juneau. – 1998
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…
Descriptors: Achievement, Achievement Need, Child Development, Children
Eccles, Jacquelynne, Ed.; Gootman, Jennifer Appleton, Ed. – 2002
This report is the product of a 2-year project during which the Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth, a 15-member panel, evaluated and integrated the current science on adolescent health and development with research and findings regarding program design, implementation, and evaluation of community programs for youth. It highlights…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Community Programs, Financial Support, Program Effectiveness
Danziger, Sheldon, Ed.; Waldfogel, Jane, Ed. – 2000
Noting that the human capital of a nation is a primary determinant of its strength, this book reviews what is known about the processes that affect child development and how public and private investments in children might be increased to promote their well-being and to enhance the economic productivity of the next generation in America. Based on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Development