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Scales, Peter C.; Foster, Karen C; Mannes, Marc; Horst, Megan A; Pinto, Kristina C; Rutherford, Audra – Urban Education, 2005
This article reports the connections among urban students' school-business partnership experiences, developmental assets or strengths they report in their lives, and positive developmental outcomes. Surveys were completed by 429 9th-to 12th-grade Hispanic and African American students, mostly low income in an inner-city high school, and 76…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Student Motivation, Low Income Groups, African American Students
McDaniel, Marla; Courtney, Mark E.; Pergamit, Michael R.; Lowenstein, Christopher – Urban Institute, 2014
Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need multiple supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program was created, increasing the amount of funds potentially…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Independent Living, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Mumford, Vincent E.; Shillingford, M. Ann; Serra-Roldan, Rut – Children & Schools, 2007
Since the enactment of the federally funded Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program, students considered at risk of school failure have received increasing attention. Identification and treatment of students considered at risk often emphasize the risk behaviors themselves. The traditional medical model assumes there is a disease entity or…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Prevention, Intervention, School Psychologists
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Sadowski, Michael; Chow, Stephen; Scanlon, Constance P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
Drawing primarily on three case studies, this article proposes a framework that those concerned about the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth can consider when developing, evaluating, or arguing for more effective programming: a relational assets approach. The relational assets approach merges the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Role Models, Psychologists, Homosexuality
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Scales, Peter C.; Benson, Peter L.; Roehlkepartain, Eugene C.; Sesma, Arturo, Jr.; van Dulmen, Manfred – Journal of Adolescence, 2006
A sample of 370 students in the 7th-9th grades in 1998 was followed for 3 years through the 10th-12th grades in order to investigate the relation of ''developmental assets''--positive relationships, opportunities, skills, values, and self-perceptions--to academic achievement over time, using actual GPA as the key outcome variable. The greater the…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Junior High School Students
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Smith, Emilie Phillips; Witherspoon, Dawn P.; Osgood, D. Wayne – Child Development, 2017
Positive youth development (PYD) deserves more empirical attention, particularly among children of diverse racial-ethnic backgrounds. Given the need among families for monitoring and supervision during out-of-school time, community-based afterschool is a potentially promotive ecological setting. This study explores the quality of afterschool…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Grade 2
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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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Akhavan, Nancy; Emery, Ryan; Shea, Ginger; Taha-Resnick, Adria – Educational Forum, 2017
The study is a mixed-methods investigation of how urban schools are succeeding. The study surveyed 28 former students from urban schools in Oxnard, California. The qualitative responses represent themes that align to a high level of school connectedness and social-emotional learning (SEL) as key indicators of a successful urban school district.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Effectiveness, Effective Schools Research, Mixed Methods Research
Burley, Hansel; Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Marbley, Aretha Faye; Deason, Christopher – Gifted Child Today, 2010
Resilience refers to positive adaptation in the face of present or past adversity. It is the "ordinary magic" that rises from the minds of children and their families as they interact with their communities. Gonzales (2003) defined three major components of Resiliency Theory: (1) risk factors; (2) protective factors; and (3) developmental assets.…
Descriptors: African American Children, Poverty, Gifted, College Preparation
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Tripathi, Suriyadeo – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of the present study was to determine the factor structure of the Positive Life Assets Scale (PLAS), a new measure to identify both internal and external life assets among high school students in Thailand, and to further examine the usefulness of the PLAS for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school and community…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, High School Students, Program Validation, Factor Analysis
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Martin, Sally S.; Bennett, Kymberley K. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2010
Using a developmental assets framework, we examined the influences of family resources, routines, and stress on preschool-aged children's emerging literacy development. Data were collected from 85 children as well as from their parents. Using path analysis, the results revealed that the more regular the routines in the household, the more likely…
Descriptors: Reading Interests, Preschool Children, Path Analysis, Emergent Literacy
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Wilson, Kristina; Gonzalez, Patricia; Romero, Tony; Henry, Kimberly; Cerbana, Christine – Journal of Correctional Education, 2010
This study evaluates the efficacy of the Parenting from Prison curriculum which was implemented across Colorado correctional institutions. Parenting from Prison is a skills-based program that aims to strengthen family relationships and promote positive behaviors by increasing parental knowledge about risks, resiliency and developmental assets. A…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Parent Education, Child Rearing
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Guild, Diane; Espiner, Deborah – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2014
Rolling with Resilience (RwR) provides a springboard for developing strategies that build strengths and supports to foster developmental assets in children and youth (Benson, Scales, & Roehlkepartain, 2011). In Circle of Courage terms, resilience is strengthened by opportunities for Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity (Brendtro,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Child Development, Adolescent Development, Training
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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
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Atkins, Leslie A.; Oman, Roy F.; Vesely, Sara K.; Aspy, Cheryl B.; McLeroy, Kenneth – American Journal of Health Promotion, 2002
Surveyed adolescents and their parents regarding the effects of 10 youth developmental assets on adolescent tobacco use. Results highlighted a strong relationship between having any of nine assets and not smoking. Important assets included having adult, parental, and peer role models; family communication; good use of time; religion; effective…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Health Behavior, Parent Influence
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