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By Elizabeth Kirby, Ed.D., and Jill McDonald, M.Ed. This book offers teachers and youth workers strategies to engage and motivate youth in classroom and group settings. It explores reasons behind a lack of motivation, such as learning disabilities, family and environmental factors, or the need for learning approaches that match a student’s academic style, and provides inventories and exercises to help teachers identify those reasons and tailor learning activities accordingly. The book also provides exercises and handouts designed to foster self-esteem and a love of learning, and to create a positive parentteacher-student relationship that will encourage learning in and out of the classroom. Handouts include: • Worksheets for teachers and parents to keep track of progress • A multiple intelligences inventory • Best-practice tips • Learning profiles • Strategies for parent-teacher meetings 2009, 8½˝ x 11˝ 128 pages, softcover. Item Code: 532 • $21.95

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By Lynn Grasberg and Gina Oldenburg Created by experts who teach improvisational theater, Great Group Skits is a resource for educators and youth workers looking to provide new and creative role-playing exercises for youth. Ranging from small pieces for a few people to large-scale skits that involve an entire class, this book would help educators engage with kids and help kids engage with each other. Rather than using line-by-line dialogue, these skits are designed as improvisational scenarios that give youth a starting point and let them decide where to go with it, enhancing their creativity, self-reliance, and analytical skills. Each skit is designed to be as “prep-lite” as possible, and includes an estimated time, ways to modify the skit for various age groups, and a list of follow-up questions designed to reinforce the lessons learned. Also included is information on how to facilitate skits, getting kids motivated and energized, and creating your own skits. The skits are divided into categories that include: • Imagination • Motivation and leadership • Teamwork • Peer pressure and integrity • Communication skills • Conflict resolution 2009, 6˝ x 9˝ 192 pages, softcover. Item Code: 539 • $16.95

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Ideas for Educators 42 Ready-to-Use Newsletters for School Success

by Nathan Eklund, M.Ed., and Adrienne Gilby, M.Ed. Ideas for Educators gives teachers and administrators a quick and easy way to learn and incorporate the Developmental Assets into daily teaching practices. Designed as a series of newsletters, they can be printed out from the CD-ROM or sent via e-mail as complete documents, modified to fit your school’s individual needs, or even cut-and-pasted into your existing school and district newsletters. Written by two experienced teachers, each newsletter provides an overview of a Developmental Asset and how it works in a classroom setting, and then gives teachers strategies and tips for infusing that asset into work with students. Classroom strategies are easy to implement and can be quickly incorporated into classroom work without requiring special materials or elaborate preparation, and can be adjusted to the needs and education levels of the students. Each newsletter also contains a section on fostering that Developmental Asset in a teacher’s life, making Ideas for Educators not only a classroom aid, but a staff development tool as well. 2009, CD-ROM Item Code: 738 • $49.95 EDUCATION Blog with Nathan Eklund, M.Ed., a professional speaker BLOG

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Parenting through the Transition

by Patricia Hoolihan Use this confident, thoughtful guide to navigate the issues and developmental transitions facing older teens as they prepare to leave home. You’ll find a roadmap for mentoring and advising young people to make good choices—all from a positive, asset-based perspective. Topics include: • Helping teens find a good “fit” for school and work • Dealing with money • Living independently • Setting goals • Caring for personal needs • Dealing with emotional challenges • Handling changing relationships • Developing a future-focused orientation Each chapter also includes checklists, interviews, and resource sheets for parents and teens to help prepare for and succeed with this important life transition. 2009, 5½˝ x 8½˝, 200 pages, softcover. Item code: 737 • $13.95

Building Character from the Start 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K-3

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by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor From the authors of Great Group Games! Every page of this K–3 activity book is full of energy and inspiration. Kids and teachers alike will have fun while building new skills and assets. It is divided into three easy-to-use sections: • Creativity. Kids are prompted to finish a coloring page with their own ideas and dreams. Each page is meant to build a specific asset, which is made easier with suggested discussion questions. • Literacy. Synopses of nearly 100 books include follow-up questions and ideas for taking the book’s lessons even further. • Play. Fun for every grade level and area of interest—word games, community-building games, water games, marshmallow games, and more! Building Character is ideal for anyone who works with kids in K–3, including teachers, day-care providers, and after-school program providers. 2009, 8½˝ x 11˝, 144 pages, softcover. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 072 • $29.95

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Proven Tools and Strategies for Schools and Classrooms

by Elizabeth Whitten, Ph.D., Kelli J. Esteves, Ed.D., and Alice Woodrow, Ed.D. What is Response to Intervention (RTI) and how can it benefit your school? Find out in RTI Success, an all-in-one resource that provides information on this innovative model as well as step-by-step administrator guidelines and practical teacher tools for implementation. Features of the book include: Step-by-step guidelines for implementing RTI and CD-ROM with staff development tools, including a PowerPoint presentation and all the reproducible forms in the book. 2009, 256 pages, 8½˝ x 11˝, softcover Item code: 775 • $39.99

Engage Every Parent

How Was Your Day at School?

Encouraging Families to Sign On, Show Up, and Make a Difference

Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction

by Nathan Eklund, M.Ed. 2008, 7˝ x 10˝, 164 pages, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, softcover. Item code: 538 • $25.95

by Nancy Tellett-Royce and Susan Wootten 2008, 8½˝ x 11˝, 132 pages, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, softcover. Item code: 321 • $29.95

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Give Me a Guitar

Raise Them Up:

2008, 5½˝ x 15˝, folds to 5½˝ x 33/4˝, poster. Item code: 073 • $11.95 (pack of 20)

by Kareem Moody with Anitra Budd 2006, 5½˝ x 7½˝, 112 pages, softcover. Item code: 173 • $9.95

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The Real Deal on Reaching Unreachable Kids

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Empowering Youth

How to Encourage Young Leaders to Do Great Things

The Essential Guide to Talking with Teens

by Kelly Curtis 2008, 6˝ x 9˝, 160 pages, softcover. Item code: 662 • $14.95

Ready-to-Use Discussions for School and Youth Groups

by Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D. 2006, 288 pages, 8½˝ x 11”, softcover. Item code: 092 • $29.95

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Moving from Incidental to Intentional

by Deborah Davis and Lisa Race 2003, 8½˝ x 11˝, 28 pages, booklet. Item code: 841 • $9.95

Supporting Youth

How to Care, Communicate, and Connect in Meaningful Ways

by Nancy Tellett-Royce 2008, 6˝ x 9˝, 112 pages, softcover. Item code: 661 • $14.95

Teaching Kids to Change the World

Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6–12

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by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner, M.Ed., and Chris Maser, M.S. 2007, 8½˝ x 11˝, 104 pages, softcover. Item code: 749 • $19.95

Toward Positive Youth Development

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Edited by Marybeth Shinn & Hirokazu Yoshikawa 2008, 6½˝ x 91/4˝, 400 pages, hardcover. Item code: 666 • $49.95

Safe Places to Learn

Transforming Schools and Community Programs 21 Lessons to Help Students Promote a Caring School Climate

by Paul Sulley, Search Institute Trainer 2007, 8½˝ x 11˝, 140 pages, softcover. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 314 • $29.95

Connecting in Your Classroom

18 Teachers Tell How They Foster the Relationships That Lead to Student Success

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by Neal Starkman, Ph.D. 2006, 7˝ x 9˝, 144 pages, softcover. Item code: 858 • $12.95

The Bully Free Classroom

Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K–8

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by Allan Beane 2005, 81/2˝ x 11˝, 176 pages, softcover. Item code: 078 • $24.95

Powerful Teaching

Developmental Assets in Curriculum and Instruction

Edited by Judy Taccogna, Ed.D. 2003, 8½˝ x 11˝, 304 pages, softcover. Item code: 751 • $42.95 Training Available

You Can (poster)

1999, 22˝ x 34˝, folded to 8½˝ x 11˝, poster. Item code: 342 • $7.95

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Take a Second. Make a Difference. Notepads, Wristbands, and Posters

2003, 8½˝ x 11˝, 208 pages, softcover. Item code: 835 • $24.95

Notepads 2006, 4˝ x 3˝, paper with adhesive. Item code: 529 • $19.95 (set of 5 packs of 50) Wristbands 2006, silicone, one size fits all. Item code: 531 • $24.95 (pack of 20) Posters 2006, 26˝ x 12˝, coated paper. Item code: 530 • $10.95 (set of 3)

Ideas That Cook

Hidden Treasure of Assets™ game

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Activity Handouts for Creating Caring Schools

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Activities for Asset Builders in School Communities

by Neal Starkman, Ph.D. 2001, 8½˝ x 11˝, 168 pages, softcover. Item code: 729 • $26.95 Explore

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resources for Educators An Asset Builder’s Guide to Training Peer Helpers

The Best of Building Assets Together

Fifteen Sessions on Communication, Assertiveness, and Decision-Making Skills

Favorite Group Activities That Help Youth Succeed

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by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain 2007, 8½˝ x 11˝, 160 pages, softcover. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 323 • $34.95

by Barbara Varenhorst, Ph.D. 2003, 8½˝ x 11˝, 176 pages, softcover. Item code: 724 • $39.95

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Great Places to Learn

by Dawn C. Oparah 2006, 8½˝ x 11˝, 112 pages, softcover. Item code: 137 • $26.95

by Neal Starkman, Ph.D., Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., and Clay Roberts, M.S. 2006, 7˝ x 10˝, 216 pages, softcover. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 721 • $34.95

Creating Asset-Building Schools That Help Students Succeed

50 Asset-Building Activities to Help Teens Explore Diversity

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Helping Teens Handle Tough Experiences Strategies to Foster Resilience

by Jill R. Nelson, Ph.D., and Sarah Kjos, M.Ed. 2008, 8½˝ x 11˝, 128 pages, softcover. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 324 • $29.95 peek inside this book at www.searchinstitutestore.org

Training Available

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Your Classroom

Simple Ways to Create a Positive Learning Climate

Safe & Caring Schools Skills for School. Skills for Life

by Katia Peterson Grades 3–5, Item code: 673. Grades 6–8, Item code: 674 2008, 8½˝ x 11˝, softcover. $39.95 each

by Marilyn Peplau, Search Institute Trainer 2005, 5½˝ x 8½˝, 24 pages, booklet. Item code: 136 • $14.95 (pack of 20)

resources for Preschool AND Elementary Great Preschools

Safe & Caring Schools

Building Developmental Assets in Early Childhood

Skills for School. Skills for Life

by Tamara J. Will, M.B.A., Karen King, and Michelle Mergler, M.Ed. 2007, 8½˝ x 11˝, 264 pages, softcover book. Includes CD-ROM. Item code: 298 • $39.95

by Katia Peterson Grades PreK–K, Item code: 671 Grades 1–2, Item code: 672 2008, 8½˝ x 11˝, softcover. $39.95

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Building Assets Is Elementary

Group Activities for Helping Kids Ages 8–12 Succeed

2004, 8½˝ x 11˝, 128 pages, softcover. Item code: 836 • $26.95

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Raising Healthy Children Day by Day

366 Readings for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers

by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain 2001, 41/4˝ x 61/4˝, 399 pages, softcover. Item code: 752 • $10.95

The Adding Assets Series for Kids

8 Student Books: 2004–2006, 80–100 pages, 5.125˝ x 7˝, softcover. Leader’s Guide: 288 pages, 81/2˝ x 111/4˝, softcover with CD-ROM. Guide, CD, and 8 Student Books: Item code: 339 • $79.95 8 Student Books: Item code: 482 • $54.95

Ready-to-Use Conflict-Resolution Activities for Elementary Students by Beth Teolis 2002, 8˝ x 10˝, 288 pages, softcover. Item code: 093 • $29.95

Playful Reading

Positive, Fun Ways to Build the Bond between Preschoolers, Books, and You

Ready, Set, Grow!

2008, 7˝ x 35˝, folds to 7˝ x 7˝, writable poster. Item code: 346 • $11.95

by Carolyn Munson-Benson 2005, 7˝ x 9˝, 248 pages, softcover. Item code: 857 • $24.95

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Everyone’s an Asset Builder 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care

Who, Me?

2005, Folded: 5½˝ x 3¾˝. Unfolds to a 5½˝ x 34˝ poster. Coated paper. English: Item code: 355 • $11.95 (pack of 20) Spanish: Item code: 378 • $11.95 (pack of 20)

2004, 6˝ x 4½˝, 190 pages, spiral desk calendar on easel. Item code: 855 • $11.95

Asset category posters Bilingual

40 Ways Anyone Can Build Assets

2002, Folded: 5½˝ x 3¾˝. Unfolds to a 5½˝ x 34˝ poster. Coated paper. Item code: 905 • $11.95 (pack of 20)

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Surprisingly Doable Ways You Can Make a Difference for Kids

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2007, 11˝ x 17˝, set of 8 posters. Item code: 410 • $14.95

150 Ways to Show Kids You Care

Get Things Going!

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50 Asset-Building Activities for Workshops, Presentations, and Meetings

2005, 5½˝ x 5½˝, 84 pages, softcover. Item code: 135 • $9.95

2000, 7˝ x 10˝, 84 pages, softcover. Item code: 411 • $14.95

In Our Own Words (posters)

2000, eight 11˝ x 34˝ posters (when displayed as a mural 7'3" x 34") Item code: 728 • $19.79

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Developmental Assets bookmark 2007, 2¼˝ x 8½˝, laminated. Item code: 553 • $11.95 (pack of 50)

Instant Assets

40 Developmental Assets

52 Short and Simple E-Mails for Sharing the Asset Message (English/Spanish)

2002, 8½˝ x 11˝, folds out to 22˝ x 34˝. English: Item code: 839 • $7.95 Spanish: Item code: 840 • $7.95

2007, Mac- and PC-compatible CD-ROM. Item code: 315 • $24.95

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40 Developmental Assets (English/Spanish)

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2006, 8½˝ x 11˝, 50-count paper tablet. Item code: 278 • $4.95

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Item code: 622 • $25.95

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Just When I Needed You

True Stories of Adults Who Made a Difference in the Lives of Young People

Item code: 830 • $9.95 Connect 5: 2004, 5½˝ x 7½˝, 160 pages, softcover. Item code: 848 • $9.95 Stay Close: 2005, 5½˝ x 7½˝, 144 pages, softcover. Item code: 175 • $9.95

by Deborah Fisher 2004, 5½˝ x 8½˝, 172 pages, softcover. Item code: 843 • $10.95

You Can Make a Difference for Kids

The Asset Approach

1999, 8½˝ x 8½˝, 8 pages, booklet. Item code: 391 • $19.95 (pack of 20)

40 Elements of Healthy Development

2006, 8½˝ x 11˝, 8 pages, booklet. English: Item code: 366 • $11.95 (pack of 20) Spanish: Item code: 350 • $11.95 (pack of 20)

Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand

How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids

by James Vollbracht 2001, 6˝ x 9˝, 182 pages, softcover. Item code: 753 • $15.00

What Kids Need to Succeed

Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids

by Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Pamela Espeland English version: 1998, 4½˝ x 67/8˝, 224 pages, softcover. Spanish version: 2001, 7¼˝ x 9˝, 224 pages, softcover. English: Item code: 337 • $6.95 Spanish: Item code: 771 • $13.95

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Ready-to-Use Handouts for Asset Builders (English/Spanish)

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

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The Heart of Parenting

by John Gottman & Joan Declaire Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased selfconfidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships. 1998, 240 pages, softcover, 8½˝ x 5½˝ Item code: 777 • $14.00

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Your Child’s Strengths A Guide for Parents and Teachers

by Jenifer Fox Educator Jenifer Fox argues against the flawed paradigm that “fixing” kids’ weaknesses is the way to achieve success. Rather, Fox promotes focusing on kids’ natural inclinations in three interdependent areas: Activity Strengths, Relationship Strengths, and Learning Strengths. Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools, alongside an outline of the award-winning strengths-based Affinities curriculum Fox has implemented in her own school, Your Child’s Strengths is a user-friendly and indispensable guide for parents, teachers, and administrators alike. 2009, 8¼ x 5¼, 368 pages, softcover. Item code: 776 • $15.00

A perfect companion piece to Dr. Benson’s Sparks, this book helps parents and teachers tap into the strengths of children.

SPARKS How Parents Can Help Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers

by Peter Benson, Ph.D. Learn how to awaken the “spark” that lives inside each and every young person. New research shows that when adults nurture this inner sense of purpose, teenagers achieve higher grades in school and are more likely to be physically healthy. Find out how parents and other adults can help young people experience joy, energy, and direction in life. 2008, 6˝ x 9˝, 256 pages, hardcover. Item code: 404 • $24.95 peek inside this book at www.searchinstitutestore.org

Peter L. Benson is widely recognized as a leading authority on children and teenagers and the processes that help them flourish and thrive. He serves as president and CEO of Search Institute.

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Everyday Issues through an Asset-Building Lens

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Why Do They Act That Way?

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resources for COMMUNITIES A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program

Putting Assets in Action

Making Your Community a Better Place for Young People . . . and for You

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Getting to Outcomes with Developmental Assets Ten Steps to Measuring Success in Youth Programs and Communities (Workbook and CD-ROM)

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The Journey of Community Change

A How-to Guide for Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth Initiatives

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Speaking of Developmental Assets Presentation Resources and Strategies

by Neal Starkman, Ph.D., and Clay Roberts, M.S., Search Institute Senior Trainer and Consultant 2001, 8½˝ x 11˝, 202 pages, 3-ring binder, inserts, transparencies (select handouts in Spanish). Item code: 177 • $195.00

Your Workplace

All Kids Are Our Kids

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What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents

20 Activities to Recharge Your Intergenerational Group

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by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner 2005, 8½˝ x 11˝, 36 pages, booklet. Item code: 134 • $12.95

The Asset Activist’s Toolkit

Taking Asset Building Personally Workbook

Handouts and Practical Resources for Putting Assets into Action

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Assets in Action

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ACTIVITY GENERATOR Suggest that young people record their lives through written and visual autobiographies.

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14 resources for mentors and youth-serving professionals Conversations on the Go

Great Group Games

Clever Questions to Keep Teens and Grown-Ups Talking

175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages

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Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success

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Mentoring for Meaningful Results

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Everyday Leadership

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Teambuilding with Teens

Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, & Group Success

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How Developmental Assets Can Strengthen Your Youth Program

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What Teens Need to Succeed

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Youth Leadership

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Me@My Best

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Ideas for Staying True to Yourself—Every Day

Life Freaks Me Out—and Then I Deal with It (Reassuring Secrets from a Former Teenager)

Take It to the Next Level

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Making Your Life What You Want It to Be

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Succeed Every Day

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A Movie about Teenagers and God

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Schools with Spirit

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality

Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers

Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions

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New Directions for Youth Development: Spiritual Development #118, Summer 2008

Soul Searching

The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

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Building Assets in Congregations A Practical Guide for Helping Youth Grow Up

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The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

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Developmental Assets

Coming into Their Own

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by Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., Arturo Sesma, Jr., Ph.D., and Brent Bolstrom 2004, 6˝ x 9˝, 292 pages, softcover. Item code: 431 • $29.95

How Developmental Assets Promote Positive Growth in Middle Childhood

A Synthesis of the Scientific Research on Adolescent Development

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Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development

Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice

Strategies for Closing the Gap between Beliefs and Behaviors

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What Do Children Need to Flourish?

Authoritative Communities

Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development

The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child

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Promoting Positive Development in Early Childhood

Other People’s Kids

Building Blocks for a Successful Start

Social Expectations and American Adults’ Involvement with Children and Adolescents

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by Peter C. Scales, Ph.D. 2003, 6½˝ x 10˝, 290 pages, hardcover. Item code: 246 • $55.95

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Index by Subject 17 An easy way to find publications, surveys, and trainings Activity Books Activities on the Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Building Assets Is Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Building Character from the Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Engage Every Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Get Things Going! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Great Group Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Great Group Skits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ideas That Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Make a World of Difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Teaching Kids to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . 6 Teambuilding with Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Best of Building Assets Together . . . . . . . . . 7 Awareness-Raising Tools and Handouts 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care book . . . . . . . 8 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster . . . . . . 8 40 Developmental Assets poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 40 Developmental Assets tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 40 Ways Anyone Can Build Assets poster . . . . . 8 The Asset Activist’s Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Asset Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Asset Category buttons and stickers . . . . . . . . 14 Asset Category posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Assets in Action handout poster . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Developmental Assets bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Engage Every Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How Was Your Day at School? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Ideas for Educators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ideas for Parents CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Instant Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Who, Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pass It On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Raising Kids Who Thrive pamphlets . . . . . . . . . 10 Ready, Set, Grow! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Taking Asset Building Personally Workbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Facilitator’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 What Kids Need to Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 You Can Make a Difference for Kids . . . . . . . . . . 8 Your Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Your Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Your Workplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Character Education & School Climate The Adding Assets Series for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 An Asset Builder’s Guide to Training . . . . . . . . . 7 Peer Helpers Asset Builder’s Guide set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Bring It On Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Building Assets Is Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Building Character from the Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens . . . 14 Everyday Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Great Group Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Great Group Skits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hidden Treasure of Assets game . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ideas That Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Make a World of Difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Me@My Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Personal Commitment Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Positive Values Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Respect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 RTI Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Safe and Caring Schools PreK-K, 1-2 . . . . . . . . . . 7 Safe and Caring Schools 3-5, 6-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Safe Places to Learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Succeed Every Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Take a Second. Make a Difference. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Notepads, Wristbands, and Posters Take It to the Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Teaching Kids to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . 6 Teambuilding with Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Best of Building Assets Together . . . . . . . . . 7 The Essential Guide to Talking with Teens . . . . 6 You Can poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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Make a Difference. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Notepads, Wristbands, and Posters Teaching Kids to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . 6 What Kids Need to Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 When Parents Ask for Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Your Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kits Adult-Youth Engagement Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Asset Builder’s Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Asset Builder’s Spanish Language Kit . . . . . . . . 5 Developmental Assets Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Educator’s Action Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Middle and High School Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Out-of-School Program Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Parenting Professionals Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Preschool through Elementary School Kit . . . . 5 Parenting and Family (pages 14–17) Activities on the Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ask Me Where I’m Going . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bring It on Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Connect 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Conversations on the Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Empowering Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Engage Every Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fighting Invisible Tigers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ideas for Parents CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Launching Your Teen into Adulthood . . . . . . . . 4 Moment’s Peace for Parents of Teens . . . . . . . . 10 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Parenting at the Speed of Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose . . . . . 10 Parenting Preteens with a Purpose . . . . . . . . . 10 Parenting with a Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Path to Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Playful Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child . . . . . . 9 Raising Healthy Children Day by Day . . . . . . . . . 7 Raising Kids Who Thrive pamphlets . . . . . . . . . 10 Raising Kids with Care posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ready, Set, Grow! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sparks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Speaking of Parenting kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Stay Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Supporting Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tag, You’re It! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Teaching Kids to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . 6 What Kids Need to Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 What Teens Need to Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Why Do They Act That Way? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 When Parents Ask for Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Your Child’s Strengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Your Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Posters “You Have the Power” Sports posters . . . . . . . 14 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster . . . . . . 8 40 Developmental Assets poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 40 Ways Anyone Can Build Assets poster . . . . . 8 Asset Category posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Assets in Action handout/poster . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 In Our Own Words poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Ready, Set, Grow! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Research Authoritative Communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Coming into Their Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Developmental Assets and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Asset-Building Communities Developmental Assets: A Synthesis . . . . . . . . . 16 of the Scientific Research Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth . . . . . . . . 16 Development New Directions for Youth Development . . . . . 15 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Other People’s Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Promoting Positive Development in . . . . . . . . 16 Early Childhood Sparks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What Do Children Need to Flourish? . . . . . . . . 16 Why Do They Act That Way? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Spanish Resources 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care book . . . . . . . 8 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Spanish poster 40 Developmental Assets poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 40 Developmental Assets Tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Asset Builder’s Spanish Language Kit . . . . . . . . 5 Best of Building Assets Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 El enfoque en los elementos fundamentals . . 8 (Spanish version of The Asset Approach) Instant Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pass It On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 What Kids Need to Succeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Spiritual Development Acts of Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Building Assets in Congregations . . . . . . . . . . . Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Handbook of Spiritual Development . . . . . . . in Childhood and Adolescence New Directions for Youth Development . . . . . Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality . . Schools with Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soul Searching book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soul Searching DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Survey Services Creating a Great Place to Learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . Developmental Assets Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Me and My World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Profiles of Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attitudes and Behaviors Survey of Student Resources and Assets . . . .

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Over a decade of experience, across the United States and Canada­—and the world! Over 700 communities across the United States and Canada have brought asset-based training to their communities! Whether you want to spark awareness or help your vision team move forward, training is a great way to excite and educate people about the assets—and help them put this energy into action. Revolutionize staff development trainings! Our nationally recognized team of trainers and presenters have over 100 years of combined experience. Let us help your school: • Increase academic performance • Improve school climate

• Enhance teacher retention • Engage hard-to-reach students

Keynotes

• Inspirational and motivational presentations. • Learning sessions tailored to meet your specific needs. • A wide selection of nationally recognized speakers.

Training of Trainers Designed for experienced trainers, these events build local capacity to deliver trainings in your own backyard—multiple times!

Customized Presentations and Workshops Any workshop can be customized to meet your specific needs. Perfect for educators, camp counselors, mentoring professionals, juvenile justice, school administrators, PTAs, boards of directors, and other youth-serving groups. Search Institute also offers introductory presentations and workshops. Ask about these and other trainings available to Spanish-speaking audiences!

800-294-4322 www.search-institute.org/training-speaking

Understanding the experiences and needs of your students and staff is critical to the work you do. Search Institute provides scientifically rigorous tools to better measure and meet the challenges you face.

SEARCH INSTITUTE Survey services

20 years of experience! Over 2.5 million kids surveyed!

Survey Services staff members are experienced technical assistants providing step-by-step consultation throughout the survey administration process. We look forward to working with you!

Developmental Assets Profile (DAP)

A closer look at individuals and small groups… When you need to narrow your focus from the big picture of young people in your community to a small group or individual youth, the Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) may be the right tool. The DAP measures the eight asset categories in a way that’s quickly administered and scored. Unlike our other tools, the DAP is scored by the administrator (not Search Institute), which means added flexibility. In addition to looking at the data from the asset category perspective, the data can also be scored within five context areas. You can assess how youth are faring personally, socially, and within the family, school, and community contexts.

Creating a Great Place to Learn

A survey for students and staff to measure perceptions of your school’s learning and work environment.

The Survey of Student Resources and Assets Measures the 40 Developmental Assets, risk behaviors, thriving indicators, and the America’s Promise Five Promises.

Me and My World

Companion to the Attitudes and Behaviors survey for 4th- to 6th-grade students.

877-240-7251 ext.1 www.search-institute.org/survey-services


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Search Institute Spring 2009 Catalog