Developmental Assets & Developmental Relationships:

Connections that Help Youth Thrive

This interactive workshop explores both of Search Institute’s research-based frameworks and how they can be used together as to help young people grow and thrive.

The Developmental Assets® Framework articulates a broad ecology of youth development, giving communities, schools, and programs a common language to support positive development. The framework focuses on a set of internal factors (social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments) and external factors that protect from risks and promote thriving.

Developmental relationships are the roots of youth success. The framework identifies 5 critical elements and actions that make a relationship developmental, helping youth be and become their best selves.

This workshop will provide participants with a foundational understanding of both these frameworks and ways to use them to foster positive youth development.


Who Should Attend

Staff and leaders from:

  • Schools
  • After-school and out-of-school-time programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Juvenile justice organizations
  • Libraries
  • Coalitions


Participants Will

  • Discover the practical power of these two positive frameworks to guide their work with youth
  • Examine how Developmental Assets and developmental relationships can strengthen their practices and programs
  • Take home practical tools and strategies for building relationships with young people


Format Options

  • Full-day at your location


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