By Deborah Fisher
An easy, strong resolution to the query How do you retain a favorable outlook for teenagers whilst there are such a lot of troubling matters dealing with them?, this guidebook teaches prevention software leaders and healthcare professionals how to enforce Developmental Assets®, a research-based framework of forty optimistic relationships and characteristics for younger people, in their agencies. concentrating on specific prevention parts that resources can impact so much, comparable to early sexual intercourse, melancholy, and suicidal developments, this book makes use of concrete instruments and techniques to introduce and mix an affirmative method for an viewers that traditionally works from a strength-based approach.
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Extra info for A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program
Org Looking for ways to enhance your prevention program? This guide has the answers! Full of real-world examples and time-tested strategies, A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program helps you quickly and easily integrate a strength-based approach into your existing prevention framework. This uniquely positive technique empowers schools, family-serving organizations, juvenile justice programs, and healthcare and other prevention programs to build relationships with young people and create environments that get results.
Strategies for building assets in your program range from comprehensive, targeted plans that work . . The Virginia-based Teens Against Sexual Assault program is a volunteer group that educates communities about healthy relationships and works to stop dating violence and sexual assault. Teens design their own peer education manual and brochures, and teachers support the program by letting teens have time away from school to give presentations. The program discovered that evaluations are better and volunteer recruitment higher when teens are running the show.
The only credit I take for the material in this book is being the scribe who helped articulate the best ideas of others. My continual thanks to these dedicated asset builders whose words, thoughts, ideas, and advice inform much of what I do and most of what you see here: Shelby Andress Derek Peterson Chris Beyer Clay Roberts Peter Benson Patsy Roybal Matthew Chinman Lee Rush Michael Clark Peter Scales María Guajardo Lucero Neal Starkman Pamela Imm Abe Wandersman Becky Judd And all of my colleagues at Vision Training Associates Ruth Lindegarde I also would like to thank authors Deborah Davis and Lisa Race, who did such a fine job on A QuickStart Guide to Building Assets in Your Schools, which made my work on this guide so much easier.
A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program by Deborah Fisher