Relationships are too important to leave to chance.

Search Institute’s newest research-to-practice initiative focuses on studying and strengthening the developmental relationships that help young people succeed. A developmental relationship is a close connection between a young person and an adult or between a young person and a peer that positively shapes the young person’s identity and sense of a thriving mindset.

Search Institute is now testing and refining the Developmental Relationships Framework which includes the following strategies to build positive relationships with young people

  • Express CARE
  • CHALLENGE growth
  • Provide SUPPORT
  • Share POWER

Download the Developmental Relationships Framework Research Update >>

In addition to research related to developmental relationships, Search Institute will be partnering with schools, youth programs, families, and communities to co-create practical tools to improve young people’s educational outcomes, behavioral choices, and sense of perseverance.

Interested in finding out more about the Developmental Relationships Framework? Watch the archive of our webinar, Getting Relationships Right: Helping Young People Strive to be Their Best through Developmental Relationships, presented by Kent Pekel, Ed.D., President and CEO at Search Institute. View video now >>

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