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All Kids Are Our Kids What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents

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ISBN-10: 078798518X

ISBN-13: 9780787985189

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Peter L. Benson

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All Kids Are Our Kids, 2nd Edition, challenges all segments of the community - families, neighbors, schools, congregations, youth organizations, local governments, employers, and residents - to reclaim their capacity and responsibility for raising healthy, successful and caring children and adolescents. This revised edition of the Search Institute's groundbreaking book offers practical strategies for uniting and mobilizing communities around a shared vision of healthy child/adolescent development. In this book, Peter Benson introduces forty developmental assets - building blocks of healthy development. These assets - such as family support, intergenerational relationships, clear and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Peter L. Benson is president of Search Institute, which provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. He has written extensively in adolescent development, altruism, spiritual development, and thriving in adolescence. He serves as principal investigator for Search Institute's initiative on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In 1991, he received the William James Award for career contributions to the psychology of religion from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities, All Kids Are Our Kids: What…    

List of Figures and Tables
Looking Through a New Lens
Bringing Out the Best in All Kids
Naming the Positive: The Concept of Developmental Assets
Developmental Assets: The More, the Better- for All Kids
Directing Energy to Asset Building: Critical Culture Shifts
What We All Can Do
Creating Asset-Building Communities: Principles, Strategies, and Impact
Energizing, Supporting, and Sustaining Community Change
Mobilize Young People: Tapping Their Power to Build Assets Themselves
Engage Adults: Unleashing the Power of Intergenerational Relationships
Activate Sectors: Integrating Asset Building into Community Institutions
Invigorate Programs: Creating Asset-Rich Experiences for Young People
Influence Civic Decisions: Seeking Common Ground on Behalf of All Kids
Postscript: Choosing a New Path
Selected Scientific References for Search Institute's Framework of Forty Developmental Assets
Not Just for Teenagers: Developmental Assets from Birth to Age Eighteen, and Beyond
Selected Resources
About the Author