By Deborah Fisher
An easy, robust solution to the query How do you retain a good outlook for teenagers whilst there are such a lot of troubling concerns dealing with them?, this guidebook teaches prevention application leaders and healthcare professionals how to enforce Developmental Assets®, a research-based framework of forty optimistic relationships and characteristics for younger people, in their corporations. concentrating on specific prevention parts that resources can impact so much, reminiscent of early sexual intercourse, melancholy, and suicidal trends, this publication 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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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. ” . . to simple, easy-to-implement ideas with far-reaching effects .
Deborah has worked with many Puget Sound organizations to design and implement asset-based projects, including reducing youth violence, starting family support centers and Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth initiatives, and teaching asset development to youth workers and community members. As a national trainer for Vision Training Associates, Deborah works with communities to plan, implement, and evaluate asset programs and initiatives. org Looking for ways to enhance your prevention program? This guide has the answers!
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