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What are the
40 developmental assets

The 40 Developmental Assets are research-based life experiences or building blocks, which all children need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. Research shows that the higher number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to thrive, engaging in positive behaviors. Research also shows that the lower number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to engage in risky behaviors.

 

When a child is exposed to the necessary building blocks of healthy development, they are better equipped with coping mechanisms that help them flourish, making it possible to manage stressors, even when there are boundaries caused by mental health problems. All adults can help build the number of assets children have.

"Data collected from Search Institute surveys of more than 5 million children and youth from all backgrounds and situations has consistently demonstrated that the more Developmental Assets young people acquire, the better their chances of succeeding in school and becoming happy, healthy, and contributing members of their communities and society. " 

 

Check out the Search Institute website where you can learn everything you need to know about their research into "developmental assets." Home | Search Institute.

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a brief introduction to
development asset building

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This video provides an excellent background explaining why and how asset building, as a remarkably simple concept, is so effective in supporting healthy, happy and well-adjusted young people. Asset building is about growing resiliency by manufacturing protective factors in support of kids, while at the same time mitigating risk factors that draw kids away from positive experiences.

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How you can be an 
asset builder 
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CHeck out SpARC RED Deer
for more information

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SPARC Red Deer is about "Strengthening Positive Assets and Resiliency in Communities." 

It is a local nonprofit coalition designed to  promote and educate community members and families about the '40 Developmental Assets.' The 40 Developmental Assets are research proven life experiences or building blocks which all children need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. 

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