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Rose, Hilary A. – Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, 2006
An asset-based approach is being championed by the field of child and youth care work, focusing on strengths as opposed to weaknesses, assets as opposed to deficits. This article highlights the Search Institute's theoretically-based and empirically-supported model of developmental assets (Benson, Leffert, Scales, & Blyth, 1998; Scales, Benson,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Care, Models, Intervention
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Scales, Peter C. – Clearing House, 2000
Discusses research identifying and examining specific "developmental assets": positive building blocks that all children and youth need for success. Discusses the role of these assets in health promotion and risk reduction. Outlines specific actions educators can take to build 12 of these developmental assets. Notes the special place of health…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Individual Development, School Role
Lucero, Maria Guajardo; Roybal, Patsy – 2001
Noting that parents have the power and influence to positively affect their child's school achievement and influence schools so that other children can benefit from improved educational environments, this program for parent engagement uses the developmental assets framework to build relationships between students, parents, and school staff.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Parent Participation
Assets for Colorado Youth, Denver. – 2002
Developmental assets are a research-based list of the essential building blocks of healthy youth development and comprise the relationships, experiences, and values that youth need to grow up caring, confident, and responsible. In November, 2001, Assets for Colorado Youth (ACY) convened a group of educators, students, and family advocates from the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Dryfoos, Joy – New Directions for Youth Development, 2005
What are "full-service community schools," and what do they have to do with youth development? Community schools are those that have been intentionally transformed into neighborhood hubs and that are open all the time to children and their families. In these buildings, a range of support services is provided by community agencies to help…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Schools, Federal Legislation, Public Agencies
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Durka, Gloria – Religious Education, 2000
Describes the threat social violence and abuse pose to the psychological and religious development of young people. Discusses strategies aimed at restoring young people's sense of safety and hope by citing seven themes for successful resilience, coping, and developmental assets that a community can control. (CMK)
Descriptors: Child Development, Coping, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Knipe, Sally – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Initial teacher education programs offered at Australian universities tend to qualify graduates to teach in the age-related contexts of early childhood/primary or secondary, a model that has reflected the organisational evolution of schools. Greater flexibility is required in the design of teacher preparation courses in order to produce graduates…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Design, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Lucero, Maria Guajardo – 2000
Applying the research-based developmental assets list of 40 positive relationships, experiences, and values as a framework for positive youth development provides communities with a set of factors associated with increased healthy behaviors and fewer high-risk behaviors. Beginning with a question regarding the applicability of this model for youth…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Change Strategies, Child Development, Cultural Awareness
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Pitcock, Sarah; Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
As numerous studies from 1906 on have confirmed, children lose ground in learning if they lack opportunities for building skills over the summer. Nonetheless, summer learning loss comes up but rarely in the national discussion of education reform. By the end of summer, students perform on average one month behind where they left off in the spring.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Maintenance, Program Development, Educational Policy
Pierpont, Katherine – Teaching Pre K-8, 2006
This article describes the ASSETS School, a K-12 school for gifted, dyslexic, and gifted-dyslexic children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally founded as a school that provided specialized education for developmentally disabled children of military families stationed in Hawaii, in the mid 70s, ASSETS rededicated its mission to become a haven for…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Dyslexia, Special Education
Jucovy, Linda – 2001
This manual for trainers of new mentors offers activities for 2 workshops that together add up to between 5-6 hours of training. The activities are intended for preservice training and designed to help participants: understand their role as mentors; develop necessary skills and attitudes; understand the concept of positive youth development; learn…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Children, Communication Skills
Morton, Marlys; Schwer, R. Keith; Daneshvary, Rennae; Potts, Robert; Klein, Freda – 2001
This KIDS COUNT data book details statewide trends in the well-being of Nevada's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in five areas: (1) health conditions and health care; (2) economic well-being; (3) education and achievement; (4) child and youth safety and welfare; and (5) juvenile justice. The data…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse
Taylor, Burton – 2000
The Ensuring Student Success Through Collaboration Network, administered by the Council of Chief State School Officers, is comprised of teams of state and local leaders from Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington and works to connect education improvement efforts with other human service reforms, economic…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Childhood Needs, Conferences
Kimbrell, Joe, Ed.; Daly, Maureen, Ed.; Sterne, Sylvia, Ed.; Howard, Sharon, Ed.; Evans, Trina, Ed.; Lowenthal, Nancy, Ed.; Galatas, Kate, Ed.; Sumrall, Liz, Ed. – 1999
This report provides a comprehensive review of the status of Louisiana's youth and is designed to be used in planning efforts and in developing priorities for improving the health and welfare of the youth of the state. Chapter 1 of the report examines the concept of expanding the definition of health to include social and emotional development,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescent Development, Adolescents
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