Increase Kids’ Strengths by Building Developmental Assets

A Fragile Foundation, Second Edition: The State of Developmental Assets among American Youth By Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., Nancy Leffert, and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain Based on a sample of nearly 89,000 youth, this book shows the realities, challenges, and possibilities of young people. Buy now >>


Great Places to Learn, Second Edition: Creating Asset-Building Schools That Help Students Succeed By Neal Starkman, Ph.D., Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., and Clay Roberts This book illuminates the research that shows how schools can help K-12 students become healthy, caring, responsible members of society. Buy now >>


The Best of Building Assets Together: Favorite Group Activities that Help Youth Succeed By Jolene L. Roehlkepartain Find 150 time-tested, field-tested activities that help youth succeed. Buy now >>


Strong Staff, Strong Students: Professional Development in Schools and Youth Programs By Angela Jerabek and Nancy Tellettt-Royce This guide includes a Power Point introduction, schedules, and suggestions for staff development, based on the Developmental Assets. Buy now >>


Get Things Going, Second Edition: 85 Asset-Building Activities for Workshops, Presentations, and Meetings By Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor This guide is perfect for team leaders, staff, and coalition members in leading activities that engage others, build trust and understanding, and emphasize vision. Buy now >>


Ideas for Educators: 42 Ready-to-Use Newsletters for School Success By Nathan Eklund and Adriene Gilby Each newsletter spotlights a Developmental Asset, with tips for bringing it into daily teaching practice. CD-ROM in DVD case. Buy now >>


Instant Assets: 52 Short and Simple E-Mails for Sharing the Asset Message Share tips quickly and easily in English and Spanish. CD-ROM with E-mails, icons, and artwork. Buy now >>


Pass It On, Second Edition: Ready-to-Use Handouts for Asset Builders By Jolene L. Roehlkepartain Ninety reproducible handouts feature ideas for individuals and groups, tools for community initiatives, and Spanish-language materials. Buy now >>


Building Assets is Elementary: Group Activities for Helping Kids Ages 8-12 Succeed Activities are included to help kids build community, examine their beliefs, explore their identities, and learn to support each other. Buy now >>


Take It Personally: Valuable Insights for People Who Care About Kids By Jolene Roehlkepartain This guide features information on building the Developmental Assets through reaching out to youth, leading parent groups, and training educators and youth leaders. Buy now >>


You Can Make a Difference for Kids Booklet This best-selling booklet introduces the assets, summarizes the research, and tells parents, mentors, and other adults how to get started in making a difference in the lives of kids. Buy now >>


Developmental Assets, Second Edition: A Synthesis of the Scientific Research on Adolescent Development By Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., and Nancy Leffert This book examines more than 800 articles and reports on adolescent development that tie to the assets, showing the strong foundation that undergirds the asset framework. Buy now >>


Coming into Their Own: How Developmental Assets Promote Positive Growth in Middle Childhood By Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., Arturo Sesma Jr., and Brent Bolstrom Research findings provide powerful evidence that adults should start building assets in young people early, before they reach adolescence. Buy now >>


Engage Every Parent: Encouraging Families to Sign on, Show Up, and Make a Difference By Nancy Tellett-Royce and Susan Wootten This book covers proven ways to get parents involved in their kids' education and extracurricular activities. Buy now >>