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Search Institute Press Trade Catalog 2009

BUILDING GREAT COMMUNITIES. FOR YOUTH. . .BOOK BY BOOK. Parenting | Education | Youth Development | Community & Social Change www.Search-Institute.org


Hopeful Books for Communities in Difficult Times At Search Institute®, we’ve spent 50 years conducting research to discover what kids need to succeed. Through our groundbreaking work with Developmental Assets®, we have learned how to equip communities with the tools they need to help children and teenagers thrive. We publish materials that help strengthen communities by nurturing one child, one family, one school at a time.

Table of Contents Frontlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3­–7 Parenting and Family Care . . . . . . . . . . 8–15 Game and Activity Books . . . . . . . . . . 16–17 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18­–29 Community and Social Change . . . . . . . 30­–33 Young Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

During these turbulent economic conditions, we hear plenty of bad news. We hear about schools with slashed budgets, families without health insurance, and young adults who lack the skills to compete in a global economy. Amid the roar of doomsday reports, Search Institute remains what it has always been: a beacon of hope for positive community change. Your bookstore customers and library patrons struggle with difficult challenges. When you stock your shelves with Search Institute Press materials, you can feel good about offering not only practical answers to their questions, but also a more hopeful outlook to their problemsolving efforts. Search Institute is your partner in creating welcoming spaces for teenagers, lively story time programs for young families, and a top-notch resource library for teachers. We look forward to helping you build your own great community…book by book.

Peter Benson President, Search Institute

“The concepts of Developmental Assets and assetbuilding community are giant leaps forward both in understanding the power of engaged communities and in creating strategies for improving the well-being of children and families.” — Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States


FRONTLIST Engage Every Student Motivation Tools for Teachers and Parents

by Elizabeth Kirby, Ed.D., and Jill McDonald, M.Ed. The challenge of motivating underachieving students is addressed in this classroom resource guide that advises teachers and other concerned adults to look beyond test scores and encourage underperforming middle school and high school students to find their motivational spark. Developmental benchmarks, reasonable expectations for results, and strategies for charting progress are discussed for a variety of situations— including those involving learning disabilities, family and environmental factors, different learning styles, and other root causes of motivational deficit—and paired with classroom strategies to address each unique case. A learning styles inventory and a multiple intelligence test are provided to aid in evaluation, and handouts and home strategies to share with parents are offered to reinforce the home-school connection.

Audience: Educators of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11, 120 pages, paperback, $21.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-266-3 Pub Date: June 2009

Elizabeth Kirby, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the education leadership department at Central Michigan University. She is a former middle school teacher who has published articles on teen victimization and school legal issues in Legal Memorandum and other law and education journals. She lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Jill McDonald, M.Ed., is an administrator in the Huron Valley school district who has worked as a middle school and high school teacher, administrator, and at-risk program coordinator. She lives in Detroit, Michigan.

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Activities on the Go One-on-One Fun for Kids and Adults Edited by Kate Brielmaier

This compact, portable guide is packed with simple, low-cost, creative activities that are guaranteed to strengthen bonds between adult and teen. The varied ideas include a trip to the local library for favorite books to share, learning how to ice skate, snowshoeing at a nearby park, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and writing and performing a one-act play for family or neighbors. Intended for a parent who wants to mix things up, a mentor looking for fresh ideas, or a counselor needing to break the ice, this pocket resource offers quick and effective ideas for meaningful and enjoyable interaction with a young person. Kate Brielmaier is an editor at Search Institute Press. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Audience: All Caring Adults Relating to Ages 12–18 5 x 5, 104 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-271-7 Pub Date: August 2009

Sample Activities Collage of Dreams

Under Construction

Time: Varies

Time: One hour

Supplies: Old magazines, Newspapers, Scissors, Glue sticks, Markers, Heavy cardboard, Decorative items

Find a structure under construction—a bridge, a small building, a skyscraper—and watch the building activity. Stay well away from any restricted or hard-hat-required areas; you can learn a lot just by observing from across the street. If you can, find out more about the project on the Internet, in the newspaper, or, if it’s permitted, by asking someone at the site.

Cut out images and words from old magazines and newspapers and glue them onto a piece of sturdy cardboard. Create a collage of images and ideas that evoke the dreams you have for your future. It can represent your own future, the future of your family or community, or even the future of the planet. Work together on one collage, or work separately on your own projects and discuss them afterward. Think about It • What kinds of hopes and dreams do you have for the future? • Why did you choose a particular image or word for your collage? • How can you make your dreams a reality? • What steps can you take today to make your dreams happen?

Think about It • How many different jobs do you see happening at the building site? • How do things like the time of year, the available workers, and the budget affect the construction plans? • Is there anything here that you could see yourself doing? Crane operator? Architect? Welder? Engineer?

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FRONTLIST Great Group Skits 50 Character-Building Scenarios for Teens

by Lynn Grasberg and Gina Oldenburg Created by experts who teach improvisational theater, this resource for educators and youth workers provides new and creative role-playing exercises that tackle a wide range of topics, including communication skills, motivation, and leadership. Ranging from small sketches to large-scale skits, this guidebook helps educators engage with kids and helps kids engage with each other. Improvisational scenarios let kids decide where to go, enhancing their creativity, self-reliance, and analytical skills. Each skit includes an estimated time, ways to modify the skit for various age groups, and a list of follow-up questions. Also included is information on how to facilitate skits, get kids motivated and energized, and build trust.

“Wonderfully inventive, concise, and enlightening. . .a must-have for the beginning instructor or the seasoned veteran.”

—Katy McEwen, Associate Artistic Director, Brave New Workshop Theater Company

Audience: Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals working with Grades 6–12 6 x 9, 172 pages, paperback, $16.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-265-6 Pub Date: September 2009 Lynn Grasberg is an improvisational theater instructor, a keynote speaker, and a comedienne. She is the author of Bounce Back! The New Play Ethic at Work. She lives in Boulder, Colorado. Gina Oldenburg is the executive director of the Creative Expressions Center, a speaker, and a playwright. She is the author of Energize! A Daily Guide to High Energy Living, and several plays. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Building Character from the Start 201 Activities to Foster Creativity, Literacy, and Play in K–3 by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor

Grounded in the 40 Developmental Assets, a research-based framework for healthy child development, this inspirational activity book lets kids have fun while building new skills and character. In Unit 1, kids are prompted to finish coloring pages with their own ideas and dreams. Unit 2 has synopses of nearly 100 books that include follow-up questions and ideas for taking the book’s lessons even further. In Unit 3, you’ll find fun for every grade level and area of interest with word games, community-building games, team-building games, and more! Included with the book is a CD-ROM of reproducible handouts to engage kids even further. This is an ideal tool for teachers, day-care providers, and after-school program providers.

Abbreviated sample from Unit Two—Experiencing Books When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang From the authors of Great Group Games!

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals of Grades K–3 81/2 x 11, 144 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-269-4 Pub Date: October 2009 Susan Ragsdale is a leadership development trainer and Developmental Assets specialist for the YMCA. She has worked with the YMCA, Search Institute, CharacterCounts!, and United Way to help equip adults to work with youth. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Ann Saylor is the cofounder of the Center for Asset Development and the former director of the community service program at Harpeth Hall School. She has worked with the Points of Light Foundation, has led a statewide youth council, and has directed camps and conferences. She lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee.

When Sophie’s sister grabs Sophie’s stuffed gorilla from her, Sophie gets so angry that she throws a tantrum and runs off into the woods by herself. She finds comfort by climbing a beech tree, from which she can gaze at the water and feel soothed. She is able to return to her family with a calmer outlook. Let’s Talk • What do you do when you’re really, really mad? • What are some good ways to make yourself less angry? • Is it ever OK for you to run off by yourself without telling your parents or teachers where you are going? (After some discussion, say: It’s OK to try to make yourself less angry, but the adults who care about you also want to make sure you’re safe and help you get over whatever made you mad.) Explore More • Role-play situations that might make kids angry, and let the children express both healthy and inappropriate responses to the anger. • Ask: What is something you sometimes do that makes another person angry? Is it a kind thing to do? How can you remember to be kind in the future? • Have the children draw a picture of themselves doing something that makes them feel less angry. Additional talking points and ideas provided

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FRONTLIST Launching Your Teen into Adulthood Parenting through the Transition by Patricia Hoolihan

Using this thoughtful guide, parents can help older teens confidently navigate the issues and developmental transitions that will inevitably arise as they prepare to leave home. This road map for mentoring and advising young people to make good choices from a positive, strengthbased perspective covers such topics as finding a good fit for school and work, dealing with money, living independently, setting goals, caring for personal needs, dealing with emotional challenges, handling new relationships, and developing a future-focused orientation. Each chapter also includes checklists, interviews, and resource sheets for parents and teens to help prepare for and succeed in this important life transition.

Sample checklist from chapter on staying connected When your teen leaves home 1. Talk about healthy ways to communicate when your teen leaves home. Ask what works best and seems most comfortable for him: Cell phone? E-mail? Instant messaging? Snail mail? Or a combination? 2. Remember, at times your teen will just need to hear your voice (and you may just need to hear her voice, too). The actual topic of discussion is often less important. 3. Identify the interests you share with your teen. Use them as a way to form a deeper connection when you are together.Together, you could run a race, work in the yard, hit golf balls on the driving range, work on a car engine, or attend a play or concert. 4. Make your plans in advance so that you can both anticipate and look forward to your shared time. 5. Plan a special meal or outing to celebrate milestones (completing a first semester, landing a new job, juggling school and work successfully). 6. If you can, plan a trip with your child, even just for the weekend. Ask him to share in making the plans.

Audience: Parents of Teens 51/2 x 81/2, 200 pages, paperback, $13.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-273-1 Pub Date: December 2009

Patricia Hoolihan is a writing instructor at Metropolitan State University. She is the author of three books, including A Moment’s Peace for Teens: 365 Rejuvenating Reflections, and Teen Girls Only: Daily Thoughts for Teenage Girls. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose Caring for Your Kids & Yourself

by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain These innovative, practical, and creative ideas help parents promote the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children 3 to 5 years old while sustaining their own healthy sense of self. Roehlkepartain, a parent herself, offers respected, concrete, simple, and effective solutions to over 40 everyday issues and common challenges including bedwetting, discipline, sibling relationships, and mealtimes.

Audience: Parents, Child-Care Providers 51/2 x 81/2, 232 pages, paperback, $13.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-239-7 Pub Date: September 2006

“A useful resource for parents of the preschool set.” —Publishers Weekly “A nice road map for raising preschoolers.” —Library Journal

Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is a writer and editor who specializes in parenting and education issues. She is the author or co-author of 35 books and curricula for parents, educators, youth, and youth workers, including The Best of Building Assets Together. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Parenting Preteens with a Purpose Navigating the Middle Years

by Kate Thomsen, M.S., C.A.S. Based on a large body of research about healthy development in children ages 8–12, this encouraging guide offers parents practical how-tos for handling issues that arise in the preteen years, including friendship, self-discipline, money, and body image. A self-care section for parents highlights the many stresses adults face—job demands, financial pressures, isolation, and perfectionism—and urges parents to attend to their own needs. Includes parenting tips, self-reflection checklists, and resources for additional support.

Audience: Parents of Ages 8­– 12 51/2 x 81/2, 216 pages, paperback, $13.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-199-4 Pub Date: April 2008

“Tips hold true for parents of all preteens.” —Nancy L. Grant, Extension Educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Kate Thomsen, M.S., C.A.S., is an educational consultant, speaker, and author of Building Resilient Students and Service-Learning in Grades K–8. Thomsen is co-founder of Prevention Partners for Youth Development. She is the parent of two grown sons and resides in Jamesville, New York.

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Parenting at the Speed of Teens Positive Tips on Everyday Issues A practical, easy-to-use guide that offers positive, commonsense strategies for parenting teenagers. The research-based framework offers reassurance for dealing with real life dilemmas such as junk food, the Internet, stress, jobs, and friends as well as serious issues teens may encounter—depression, divorce, racism, and substance abuse.

“Comes as close as one could get to providing a manual.” —Parents Express

Audience: Parents of Ages 12+ 5 x 7, 136 pages, paperback, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-845-0 Pub Date: May 2004

Raise Them Up The Real Deal on Reaching Unreachable Kids

by Kareem Moody with Anitra Budd. Foreword by Keith Jackson The dramatic, real-world experiences of hard-to-reach youth inspire these vivid and compelling essays on effectively connecting with disengaged children. Written by an ex–gang member (and former unreachable kid), the jargon-free approach helps adults be intentional about engagement and turn seemingly dire situations into inspirational success stories.

“Its message of hope is a gift to all caring adults.” —Reverend Alfonso Wyatt, Vice President, Fund for the City of New York “A useful resource for anyone who works with teens and, especially, offers insight into an effective approach with ‘difficult’ teens.” —Children’s Literature

Kareem Moody is the program director of P.A.R.K. (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids), an after-school program that gives underachieving students in grades 8 through 12 a chance to go to college and receive a scholarship. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Audience: Parents, All Caring Adults 51/2 x 71/2, 112 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-866-5 Pub Date: August 2006

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Conversations on the Go Clever Questions to Keep Teens and Grown-ups Talking by Mary Ackerman

These questions—some intriguing, some clever, some fun—encourage adults to engage young people in conversations that are guaranteed to stretch the imagination and bring out each other’s personality. Adults will be empowered to demonstrate their support and caring to young people.

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 51/2, 100 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-863-4 Pub Date: November 2004

Mary Ackerman is the director of external relations at Search Institute. She has more than 25 years experience in higher and secondary education. A certified mediator, she has worked in the areas of family and child custody disputes. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Tag, You’re It! 50 Easy Ways to Connect with Young People by Kathleen Kimball-Baker

Presenting 50 commonsense ways for parents, caregivers, teachers, child-care workers, and youth workers to connect with young people. Each inspirational idea contains a reference to a supportive research study or expert opinion and includes action items for straightforward relationshipbuilding advice.

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 71/2, 152 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-830-6 Pub Date: January 2003

“Offers great suggestions on how each of us can engage with young people.” — Paul Gunderson, Camp Coca-Cola Foundation

Kathleen Kimball-Baker has over 30 years experience in publishing as a reporter, writer, editor, and publisher. She is the author of Connect 5: Finding the Caring Adults You May Not Realize Your Teen Needs. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

More than 23,000 copies sold!

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care Los niños importan: 150 maneras de demostrárselo

150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster (English, pack of 20)

This colorful, bilingual gift book presents simple acts to show kindness toward kids.

Colorful mini-posters (sold in packs of 20) are great giveaways to help adults (parents, community residents, educators, youth workers) form caring relationships with kids.

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 51/2, 84 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-865-8 Pub Date: December 2005

by Jolene Roehlkepartain

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 33/4 inches folded, 51/2 x 34 inches unfolded (shown), paper, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-876-4 Pub Date: February 1997

More than 280,000 packs sold!

Supporting Youth How to Care, Communicate, and Connect in Meaningful Ways

150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster

by Nancy Tellett-Royce

(Spanish, pack of 20)

This practical book offers parents, youth leaders, educators, and other adults with hundreds of suggestions for providing supportive leadership to youth at home, at work, at school, and in the community.

This festive Spanish mini-poster (sold in packs of 20) makes a great giveaway and reminds caring adults just how simple it is to form relationships with kids.

Audience: Parents, Educators, YouthServing Professionals of Grades 6–12 6 x 9, 112 pages, paperback, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-253-3 Pub Date: October 2008

by Jolene Roehlkepartain

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 33/4 inches folded, 51/2 x 34 inches unfolded (shown), paper, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-230-4 Pub Date: March 1998

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Connect 5

40 Clever Ways to Connect with Kids When You’re Apart

Finding the Caring Adults You May Not Realize Your Teen Needs

Tenessa Gemelke

by Kathleen Kimball-Baker

Maintaining vital connections from afar with maturing children is a challenging task. The ideas presented in this book help bridge the physical and generational gap between parents, relatives, family friends, and the kids they love.

Parents will find clear, guided suggestions on identifying and reaching out to other caring adults in the community in order to help them provide encouragement and support to their teens. Foreword by Patty Wetterling.

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 71/2, 144 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-870-2 Pub Date: November 2005

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 71/2, 160 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-848-1 Pub Date: June 2004

Just When I Needed You

A Moment’s Peace for Parents of Teens

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

365 Rejuvenating Reflections

by Deborah Fisher

Inspiring stories from adults about critical moments, relationships, and mentors that made immeasurable differences in their lives. Whether dramatic or simple and small, the stories in this book reveal how adults can be powerfully present to children and youth.

Audience: All Caring Adults • 51/2 x 71/2, 172 pages, paperback, $10.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-843-6 Pub Date: July 2004

by Patricia Hoolihan

The daily reflections in this reassuring guide cover everyday topics such as family, humor, and musical tastes, and larger contemplations including loss, teen sexuality, and drug abuse. Perfect for parents on the go.

Audience: Parents of Teens 4 x 6, 384 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-247-2 Pub Date: May 2007

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Who, Me?

Ask Me Where I’m Going

Surprisingly Doable Ways You Can Make a Difference for Kids

& Other Revealing Messages from Today’s Teens

These 365 ideas from dozens of the best Search Institute Press publications guide adults toward positive relationships with children and teens. Valuable reminders and tips make this perpetual desktop calendar usable year after year.

Poignant “real words” from teens describe what they really want from the adults in their lives. A perfect gift book for anyone who touches the lives of teens.

Audience: All Caring Adults 6 x 41/2, 190 pages, perpetual calendar on easel, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-855-9 Pub Date: April 2004

Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 51/2, 80 pages, full-color, paperback, $10.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-854-2 Pub Date: February 2004

Parenting with a Purpose

Your Family

A Positive Approach for Raising Confident, Caring Youth

Using Simple Wisdom in Raising Your Children (pack of 20)

This booklet challenges parents to view parenting through the Developmental Assets framework, highlighting how the assets can reshape major parenting tasks and suggesting ways parents can find support in their community.

This brief guide (sold in packs of 20) helps parents view their daily efforts to encourage the development of their children within the context of eight research-based categories of healthy development.

Audience: Family-Serving Professionals, Parents 81/2 x 11, 16 pages, saddle-stitched, $4.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-190-1 Pub Date: June 2006

Audience: Parents, Family-Serving Professionals 51/2 x 81/2, 24 pages, saddle-stitched, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-838-2 Pub Date: March 2003

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Raising Kids with Care poster 50 Ways to Help Your Whole Family Thrive (pack of 20) Comforting tips and practical reminders (sold in packs of 20) help parents and guardians strengthen their children, take care of themselves, and create a bond with all family members. Examples include, “Surprise your child with something that will make him or her feel special” and “Continue your own learning—read a book, go to a museum, take a class.” English on one side, Spanish on the other.

Audience: Parents, Family-Serving Professionals 51/2 x 33/4 inches folded, 51/2 x 15 inches unfolded (shown), paper, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-244-1 Pub Date: May 2006 Bilingual

Ready, Set, Grow! growth chart (pack of 20) This magically illustrated poster (sold in packs of 20) measures a child’s progress in feet and inches and provides parents creative ideas to foster their child’s emotional and intellectual development. The practical advice offered is based on solid research and eight critical areas of development identified by Search Institute, including empowerment, constructive use of time, social competencies, and positive identity. Perfect for teachers or pediatricians to give away to parents of young children.

Audience: Parents, Family-Serving Professionals, Health Professionals 7 x 7 inches folded (shown), 7 x 35 inches unfolded, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-270-0 Pub Date: October 2008

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p a r e ntin g a n d f a m ily c a r e Speaking of Parenting Introducing Developmental Assets to People Raising Kids by Nancy Tellett-Royce

This kit provides family-serving professionals and parenting advocates with all the tools they need to introduce Developmental Assets to parents and caregivers. Kit includes: The easy-to-carry box, Presenter’s Manual: 8½˝ x 11˝, 56 pages. Presenter’s Script: 8½˝ x 11˝, 41 pages, shrinkwrapped. 8 handouts (each one in a tablet of 50 copies), 12 transparencies, 50 stickers, 100 advertisement postcards, and the following Search Institute resources: Parenting at the Speed of Teens, Connect 5, Your Family, Conversations on the Go, a 40 Developmental Assets poster, and 60 copies of 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster. You’ll also receive online access to downloads of the 8 handouts and 12 PowerPoint slides, as well as 8 bonus handouts and 4 bonus slides.

Nancy Tellett-Royce is a senior consultant at Search Institute and a community and youth development expert. She is also the former cochair of Children First, author of Supporting Youth, and co-author of Engage Every Parent. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Audience: Family-Serving and Parenting Professionals $294.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-874-0 Pub Date: June 2006

Raising Kids Who Thrive pamphlet (pack of 20) These engaging, age-specific pamphlets (sold in packs of 20) inform parents and caregivers of their central role in the physical, emotional, and social development of their kids and provide an at-a-glance introduction to the Developmental Assets categories. Birth to 1 Year 1 to 2 Years 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years 6 to 7 Years 8 to 9 Years 10 to 12 Years 13 to 14 Years 15 to 16 Years 17 to 18 Years

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Audience: Parents, Family-Serving Professionals, Health Professionals 31/2 x 71/2, 4 pages, paper pamphlets, $9.95 Pub Date: November 2004

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Great Group Games 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor

Whether it’s the kick-off of an event, a 20-minute gap between functions, or a multiday retreat, this sourcebook suggests a wide array of solutions for keeping young people upbeat, engaged, and unified. Games are organized in sections identifying various stages of group-building and include instructions for staging meaningful, fun interactions that encourage participants to think, feel, and develop trust.

“If it’s not fun, it’s not functional. This book is fun.” —Karl Rohnke, author of Quicksilver, Silver Bullets, and A Small Book About Large Group Games “An infinitely usable guide.”—Youth Today

Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor are the authors of Building Character from the Start. Nationally recognized trainers and program consultants in the youth and community development field, they co-founded the Center for Asset Development and have equipped youth and adults in agencies such as the YMCA of the USA, 4-H, and AmeriCorps. They live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Audience: Educators—All Grades, Youth Serving Professionals 6 x 9, 228 pages, paperback, $16.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-196-3 Pub Date: July 2007

More than 11,000 copies sold!

Make a World of Difference 50 Asset-Building Activities to Help Teens Explore Diversity by Dawn C. Oparah

This creative resource covers a wide range of cultural competence issues facing teenagers. It incorporates a variety of learning styles and skill levels in three sections: personal-awareness activities, building cultural awareness around a particular topic, and practice activities for trying out new relationship-building methods.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals of Grades 9–12 81/2 x 11, 112 pages, paperback, $26.95 ISBN 10: 978-157482-868-9 Pub Date: April 2006

“Teachers will find this a useful resource in supporting cultural awareness.” —Children’s Literature “This book offers constructive action for those who ask, ‘How do I go about raising diversity awareness and acceptance among youth?’” —School Library Journal

Dawn C. Oparah is the vice president and co-owner of Amadi Leadership Associates, Inc. and a board member for the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. She lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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The Best of Building Assets Together Favorite Group Activities that Help Youth Succeed by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain

ONLINE AT www.bestofbuildingassets.org This indispensable resource presents more than 160 activities for ages 12 to 18 that will energize and inspire any group of young people. Grounded in Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets® framework and based on the favorite activities from two previous best-selling activity books (and more than 25 new activities), these exercises explore a wide range of issues that affect youth development, including family communication, school climate, peer relationships, service-learning and self-esteem.

Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is a writer and editor who specializes in parenting and education issues. She is the author or co-author of 35 books and curricula for parents, educators, youth, and youth workers, including Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals of Grades 5–12 81/2 x 11, 158 pages, paperback, $34.95 Includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages In English and Spanish ISBN 13: 978-157482-159-8 Pub Date: January 2008

Building Assets Is Elementary Group Activities for Helping Kids Ages 8–12 Succeed These 61 activities blend guidance, wisdom, and the strength-based, practical skills of building assets with fun activities for students in grades 2 through 6. Perfect for any size group and kids with different physical abilities. Group leaders and educators will find this an invaluable resource.

“The activities enable kids to explore the resources and relationships they need to grow up healthy and feel comfortable in the world.” —Learning

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals of Grades 2–6 81/2 x 11, 128 pages, paperback, $26.95 ISBN 10: 978-157482-836-8 Pub Date: April 2004

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How Was Your Day at School? Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction by Nathan Eklund, M.Ed.

Also available as an e-book! 7 x 10, 208 pages, e-book, Adobe PDF, $19.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-282-3 • Pub Date: April 2009

Addressing the alarmingly high rate of teacher burnout and job turnover, this guide offers practical advice to educators who wish to increase teacher satisfaction and performance. Founded on the strength-based approach of Developmental Assets, this book advocates collegiality and strong relationships between teachers and administrators to create a supportive workplace climate that sustains educators in their pursuit of higher student achievement. The accompanying CD-ROM includes reproducible forms, PowerPoint presentations, and other tools to facilitate both personal reflection and institutional problem solving, and identify multiple levels of accountability and change. (See Nathan Eklund, M.Ed., Bio Below)

Audience: Educators—All Grades, Administrators 7 x 10, 208 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM, $34.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-264-9 Pub Date: January 2009

“Eklund maps out guiding principles and a systematic approach for cultivating a workplace that works for teachers. . . . a lifeline for administrators and teachers.” —Sam Intrator, professor, Smith College, and coeditor, Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach

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

by Nathan Eklund, M.Ed., and Adrienne Gilby, M.Ed.

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Audience: Educators of Grades 6–12 CD-ROM case 51/4 x 71/2, PDFs print to 81/2 x 11, 84 pages, plus 8-page booklet, $49.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-272-4 Pub Date: September 2009

Written by two experienced teachers, this series of newsletters on CD-ROM offers educators and administrators a quick and easy way to learn and incorporate the Developmental Assets into daily teaching practices. The newsletters can be printed out from the CD-ROM or sent via e-mail as complete documents, modified to fit a school’s individual needs, and even inserted into existing school and district mailings. Classroom strategies can be incorporated into the classroom without elaborate preparation, and adjusted to the needs and education levels of the students. To aid in staff development, each newsletter also contains a section on fostering Developmental Assets in a teacher’s life. Nathan Eklund, M.Ed., is an educational consultant at Search Institute, a professional speaker, and an educational trainer with 12 years of experience as a high school teacher. He is the author of How Was Your Day at School? Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Adrienne Gilby, M.Ed., is a former high school teacher and an advocate of the power of public education. She lives in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

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Great Places to Learn Creating Asset-Building Schools That Help Students Succeed, Second Edition

by Neal Starkman, Ph.D., Peter Scales, Ph.D., and Clay Roberts, M.S. This foundational book is rooted in research on more than 2 million children about the effect of Developmental Assets on fostering academic achievement and a healthy school climate. From building awareness to sustaining system-wide changes, this step-by-step outline guides school administrators, principals, and teachers through the process of integrating assets into their schools. The second edition features a CD-ROM containing over 70 reproducible handouts and Search Institute’s latest research data.

“I consider Great Places to Learn required reading for all who work in my school system.” —Don MacIntyre, school principal, author, and trainer, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada More than 31,000 copies of the first and second editions have been sold!

Neal Starkman, Ph.D., is the president of Flashpoint Development and the author of Connecting in Your Classroom. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist at Search Institute. He is the author of Other People’s Kids and The Sexual Adolescent. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Clay Roberts, M.S., is an educational trainer and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show as a prevention expert. He lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Audience: Educators—All Grades 7 x 10, 216 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM, $34.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-245-8 Pub Date: August 2006

Connecting in Your Classroom 18 Teachers Tell How They Foster the Relationships That Lead to Student Success by Neal Starkman, Ph.D.

The principles of TEACH—trust, engagement, asset-building, care, and hard work—are the basis of this inspirational guide to improving teacher-student relationships that lead to academic and personal achievement.

“More than merely inspirational stories, these interviews and case studies focus on methods different types of educators use to make their students feel respected and successful.” — Curriculum Connections Featured as a recommended resource in the professional development section of Learning.

Neal Starkman, Ph.D., is the president of Flashpoint Development and co-author of Great Places to Learn. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Audience: Educators­—All Grades 7 x 9, 144 pages, paperback, $12.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-858-0 Pub Date: April 2006

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Great Preschools Building Developmental Assets in Early Childhood

by Tamara J. Will, M.B.A., Karen King, and Michelle Mergler, M.Ed.

ONLINE AT www.great-preschools.org

Written by experts in early childhood education, this practical, easy-to-use guidebook provides preschool educators with a plan to promote healthy development in a body- and mind-nurturing environment. Reproducible handouts make it easy for educators to communicate with parents and add fresh ideas and content to any curriculum. Replete with activities and new interpretations of familiar songs, books, games, and art projects.

Audience: Child-Care Professionals 81/2 x 11, 232 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, $39.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-193-2 Pub Date: December 2007

Tamara J. Will, M.B.A., is a writer and has served as a representative of Minnesota’s Early Learning Advisory Council. She resides in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Karen King has worked in early childhood education for nearly 30 years. In addition to teaching in the classroom, she has also conducted child-development workshops for teachers, childcare providers, and parents. She has spent the past 24 years working in the Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Program at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. She lives in Hastings, Minnesota. Michelle Mergler, M. Ed., is a licensed parent educator in the state of Minnesota and has an M.Ed. in Family Education. She works in the ECFE program at Somerset Elementary School. She resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Playful Reading Positive, Fun Ways to Build the Bond between Preschoolers, Books, and You! by Carolyn Munson-Benson

This book is full of activities and discussion topics to boost a child’s love of reading while making reading time together more fun and meaningful. Emphasizes early literacy skills, reading for pleasure, and the eight asset categories as ways to create memorable moments between children and the adults who read to them.

Audience: Educators, Child Care Professionals, Parents 7 x 9, 248 pages, paperback, $24.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-857-3 Pub Date: February 2005

“Full of sound advice and great book choices.” —Anita Silvey, author of 100 Best Books for Children “Goes beyond children’s books in raising readers.” —Nick Jr. Magazine

Carolyn Munson-Benson is the founder and director of The Early Bird Project, which promotes early literacy with preschool educators, librarians, child-care providers, and policy makers. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Safe Places to Learn 21 Lessons to Help Students Promote a Caring School Climate by Paul Sulley

Teachers, administrators, coaches, counselors, and caring adults get the tools they need (including stepby-step lessons, scripts, relevant and thoughtful discussion questions, and plenty of reproducibles) to lead students through creating a safe, caring, asset-building learning climate. Peer leadership is the key component in this timely book, which presents an effective solution to the ongoing “bullying” problem facing administrators and educators.

“With school bullying on the rise, Safe Places to Learn is an important resource that will help students develop skills to effectively end cruelty among their peers— in a way that respects both victim and bully.” —Tallahassee’s Family Forum

Paul Sulley has worked in the field of positive youth development for more than 20 years. He has been a Search Institute trainer since 2003. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

Audience: Educators of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11, 140 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-157-4 Pub Date: October 2007 Finalist, Midwest Book Awards

Pass It On at School Activity Handouts for Creating Caring Schools This activity-based resource equips everyone in the school community to create an environment where students feel valued, supported, and cared for—the best schools in which to learn. Includes ready-touse tip sheets, reproducible handouts with practical ideas, and activities for students and staff.

Audience: Educators—All Grades 81/2 x 11, 208 pages, paperback, $24.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-835-1 Pub Date: April 2003

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Empowering Youth How to Encourage Young Leaders to Do Great Things by Kelly Curtis, M.S.

ONLINE AT www.empoweryouthleaders.org Offering indispensable advice to anyone seeking to integrate empowerment into their youth work, this guide demonstrates how youth leaders, teachers, peer program advisors, adults who work with teens and adolescents, and any professional organization with a youth focus can foster leadership qualities in youth. Motivating examples are combined with activities and reproducible selfassessment checklists to aid individuals and groups in evaluating their strengths and weaknesses in their efforts to empower youth.

Audience: Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals of Grades 6–12 6 x 9, 160 pages, paperback, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-254-0 Pub Date: September 2008

“A gold mine for youth workers and youth advocates.” — Youth Today

Kelly Curtis, M.S., is a school counselor, a writer, a speaker, and the founder of Empowering Youth, Inc., which publishes positive youth development curricula, including the SPARK Peer Tutoring Handbook and Training Manual, and The Hidden Treasure of Assets and Career Expedition board games. Curtis’ work has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Boy’s Life, All You, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Poetica Grandmatica. She lives in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

Teaching Kids to Change the World Classroom Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6–12

by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner, M.Ed., and Chris Maser, M.S. Not just another social action or service project how-to book, this resource helps students in grades 6–12 comprehend long-term change and the costs and benefits of sustainability. Lessons are adaptable to curriculums in science, civics, character education, and life skills. Experiential activities serve as inspiration for further social action and help youth find their voice in society. Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner, M.Ed., is a youth development consultant, writer, and editor who writes about social change and youth development. She has contributed to over a dozen Search Institute Press publications and is the author of Generators. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Audience: Educators, Youth Serving Professionals of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11, 104 pages, paperback, $19.95 ISBN 10: 978-157482-877-1 Pub Date: February 2008

Chris Maser, M.S., has worked around the globe as a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and as a landscape ecologist with the Environmental Protection Agency. He is an international lecturer and has contributed to over 270 articles and over 30 books. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Helping Teens Handle Tough Experiences Strategies to Foster Resilience

by Jill R. Nelson, Ph.D., and Sarah Kjos, M.Ed.

ONLINE AT www.helping-teens.org

This resource will help educators, mentors, congregational leaders, counselors, and other youthserving professionals find the tools they need to help young people with personal, familial, or social adversities and face life with confidence. Specific crises are addressed, including youths who physically harm themselves, domestic violence, abusive dating relationships, depression, and homelessness—and solutions are offered for managing them. Includes examples of real-life situations, ideas and topics for group discussion, and reproducible handouts on CD-ROM.

Jill R. Nelson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and clinical program coordinator for the Counselor Education Program at North Dakota State University. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Sarah Kjos, M.Ed., is a school counselor at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo, North Dakota. She lives in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Audience: Youth-Serving Professionals, School Counselors, Educators of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11, 128 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-248-9 Pub Date: July 2008

When Parents Ask for Help Everyday Issues through an Asset-Building Lens by Renie Howard

With reproducible articles that speak directly to parents and caregivers about the dilemmas adolescents face, this collection reframes issues from an asset-based point of view to give parents plenty of encouragement, hope, and practical ideas. For health and family-serving professionals in counseling or school settings.

More than 8,000 copies sold!

See Parenting at the Speed of Teens on page 9 for parent version.

Audience: Family-Serving and Parenting Professionals, School Counselors of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11, 144 pages, paperback, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-429-2 Pub Date: April 2003

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Engage Every Parent Encouraging Families to Sign On, Show Up, and Make a Difference by Nancy Tellett-Royce and Susan Wootten

ONLINE AT www.engageeveryparent.org

This authoritative guide explores how teachers, program leaders, coaches, and other youth workers can forge partnerships with families and encourage meaningful parental involvement. Event planning, volunteer recruitment, and sustaining parental participation are concisely addressed, along with the topics of appropriate conduct, helping young people through transitional periods, and more. Inspirational stories and icebreaker suggestions are combined with fun activities and reproducible handouts on CD-ROM, all designed to increase parentteacher communication. Audience: Educators—All Grades, Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 128 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM with reproducible pages, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-194-9 Pub Date: August 2008

Nancy Tellett-Royce is a senior consultant at Search Institute and a community and youth development expert. She is also the former cochair of Children First, author of Supporting Youth, and the creator of the Speaking of Parenting kit. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Susan Wootten is an editor at Search Institute Press and a former teacher of English and mathematics. She is active in public school, community, and church activities, and is the parent of three teenagers. She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ideas for Parents newsletters (CD-ROM) Ideal for elementary and middle school administrators, the 52 customizable, weekly newsletters feature great parent involvement techniques that encourage positive assetbuilding actions between parents and children. Topics include homework help, school spirit, and parent self-care. Each newsletter contains research-based facts about the topic addressed. A highly regarded and trusted resource. Audience: Educators—All Grades, Family-Serving Professionals CD-ROM in 51/2 x 71/2 case, prints on two-sides to 81/2 x 11 paper, $69.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-873-3 Pub Date: April 2005

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Powerful Teaching Developmental Assets in Curriculum and Instruction by Judy Taccogna, Ed.D.

The research-based instructional strategies in this practical, adaptable resource show education professionals how to infuse assets into their existing curriculum and instruction without starting a new program. Included are detailed case studies in seven subject areas from professionals in the field.

“Educators will find concrete classroom applications of a wonderful set of tools that align with good educational practices.” — John Jay Bonstingl, Director, The Center for Schools of Quality

Judy Taccogna earned an Ed.D. in educational administration, an M.D. in counseling, and a B.A. in elementary education and literature. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

Audience: Educators—All Grades 81/2 x 11, 304 pages, paperback, $42.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-751-4 Pub Date: April 2003

A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your School

Your Classroom

Moving from Incidental to Intentional

Simple Ways to Create a Positive Learning Climate (pack of 20)

The ideas in this book help education professionals have a more positive impact on students, with less effort. Teachers can quickly scan each short segment to gain dozens of asset-building ideas to engage students in their classroom. For a more in-depth approach, each section offers self-reflection questions for teachers as well as schoolwide strategies to get parents, students, and other school staff involved in creating healthy, caring classrooms. Audience: Educators­—All Grades 81/2 x 11, 28 pages, saddle-stitched, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-217-5 Pub Date: January 2003

This booklet (sold in packs of 20) is loaded with easy ways for teachers to build assets, offering tips on building relationships, creating a positive classroom environment, and infusing assets into their existing practices. Included are selfassessment tools for evaluation and reflection. Audience: Educators—All Grades 51/2 x 81/2, 24 pages, saddle-stitched, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-867-2 Pub Date: August 2005

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An Asset Builder’s Guide to Training Peer Helpers

This book includes helpful suggestions and handouts for school and youth group service-learning programs.

Through a comprehensive, fifteen-session curriculum, this guide allows educators and youth group facilitators to lead a peer-helping program that teaches youth powerful relationship skills.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 144 pages, paperback, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-114-7 Pub Date: January 1999

An Asset Builder’s Guide to Youth Leadership This hands-on book uses guided opportunities to nurture leadership ability in young people.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 64 pages, paperback, $12.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-116-1 Pub Date: January 1999

An Asset Builder’s Guide to Youth and Money This practical guide includes empowering lessons that teach financial planning and management skills.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 92 pages, saddle-stitched, $12.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-170-3 Pub Date: January 1999

Audience: Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 176 pages, paperback, $39.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-724-8 • Pub Date: January 2003

Mentoring for Meaningful Results Foster a healthy, successful mentoring program with this comprehensive handbook that factors in the needs of program leaders, mentors, mentees, parents, and caregivers. Ideal for schools, organizations, and communities. Audience: Youth- and Family-Serving Professionals, Educators 81/2 x 11, 120 pages, paperback, $27.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-875-7 • Pub Date: April 2006

Ideas That Cook Provides schools with doable, compassionate, and spirited activities that demonstrate the power of asset building to the community.

Audience: Educators—All Grades 81/2 x 11, 168 pages, paperback, $26.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-729-3 Pub Date: July 2001

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Me @ My Best

Making Your Life What You Want It to Be (pack of 20)

Ideas for Staying True to Yourself— Every Day (pack of 20)

Filled with activities and journal topics, this booklet (sold in packs of 20) encourages young people to focus on successes, explore interests, and celebrate progress.

Through stories and reflection questions, this booklet (sold in packs of 20) encourages youth to build upon their strengths.

Audience: Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals Working with Grades 9–12

Audience: Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals Working with Grades 9–12

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51/2 x 81/2, 16 pages, saddle-stitched, $12.95

ISBN 13: 978-1-57482-847-4 • Pub Date: December 2003

ISBN 13: 978-1-57482-834-4 • Pub Date: April 2003

Positive Values card (pack of 20)

Personal Commitment card (pack of 20)

These colorful, sturdy, plastic cards (sold in packs of 20) list positive values that help guide kids in life on one side, and questions to help them make sound choices on the other. A signature bar makes their commitment to these values personal.

One side of this bright, durable plastic card (sold in packs of 20) states a personal affirmation; the other side lists specific actions young people can commit to for positive change in their own lives.

Audience: Educators, Family-Serving Professionals Working with Grades 7–12

Audience: Educators and Family-Serving Professionals Working with Grades 7–12

21/4 x 31/2, plastic cards, $12.95

21/4 x 31/2, plastic cards, $12.95

ISBN 13: 978-157482-223-6 • Pub Date: October 1997

ISBN 13: 978-157482-224-3 • Pub Date: January 2002

You Can poster

Bring It On Home

Decorate your classroom, office, conference room, or community center with this inspirational poster based on the eight asset categories. Audience: Educators, Youth- and Family-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11 inches folded 22 x 34 inches unfolded (shown), $7.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-218-2 • Pub Date: June 1999

Connecting Parents, Kids, and Teachers These unique reproducible handouts for teachers facilitate asset-based relationships between elementary-age students and their parents. Audience: Educators—Grades 1–5 81/2 x 11, set of 40 master handouts, $49.00 ISBN 13: 978-157482-869-6 • Pub Date: January 2005

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You Have the Power (8-Poster Set) Eight dynamic posters with positive, asset-based messages about sports participation and life. Ideal for display in gyms, locker rooms, and hallways. Audience: Educators—All Ages, Youth-Serving Professionals. 11 x 17, set of 8 posters, $24.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-859-7 Pub Date: July 2004

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This bright, interactive item for youth (sold in packs of 20) folds into a “spark catcher.” What’s Your Spark? prompts young people to think about their passion, or “spark,” whether it’s painting, soccer, or helping other people.

40 Developmental Assets poster (English and Spanish)

This decorative poster boldly introduces and promotes the assets. Ideal at home, in school, in congregations, or in youth organizations.

Audience: Educators, Youth- and Family-Serving Professionals Working with Grades 7–12 2 x 4 inches folded, 8 x 8 inches unfolded (shown), $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-267-0 Pub Date: June 2009

Give Me a Guitar poster (pack of 20)

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This mini-poster (sold in packs of 20) offers adults creative actions they can take to build skills, enhance selfconfidence, and nurture connections with young people. English on one side, Spanish on the other. Audience: All Caring Adults 51/2 x 33/4 inches inches folded, 51/2 x 15 inches unfolded (shown), $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-268-7 Pub Date: September 2008

Bilingual

Audience: Educators, Youth- and Family-Serving Professionals of Grades 6–12 81/2 x 11 inches folded, 22 x 34 inches unfolded (shown), $7.95 English: ISBN 13: 978-157482-225-0 • Pub Date: July 2002 Spanish: ISBN 13: 978-157482-226-7 • Pub Date: July 2002

40 Ways Anyone Can Build Assets poster (pack of 20) These dynamic and colorful miniposters (sold in packs of 20) present simple ideas about how anyone can help a young person grow strong. Ideal for display on fridges, in classrooms, and on community bulletin boards. Audience: Educators, Youth- and Family-Serving Professionals of Grades 6–12 51/2 x 33/4 inches inches folded (shown), 51/2 x 34 inches unfolded, $11.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-231-1 Pub Date: August 2002

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Getting to Outcomes with Developmental Assets

Ready-to-Use Handouts for Asset Builders, Second Edition

Ten Steps to Measuring Success in Youth Programs and Communities

by Jolene L. Roehlkepartain

Any Developmental Assets champion can spread the asset message quickly, inexpensively, and effectively with this set of relationship-building handout masters geared for any audience. Includes 90 reproducible handouts (also featured as PDF documents in the CD-ROM included with the book) and Spanish-language materials. Audience: Community-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 176 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-243-4 Pub Date: September 2006

More than Just a Place to Go How Developmental Assets Can Strengthen Your Youth Program

by Yvonne Pearson, Kristin Johnstad, and James Conway Profiles of distinctly different youth programs that have successfully infused asset building into their programs offer ideas, insights, and a research-based framework to improve the time that young people spend in out-of-school activities.

Audience: Educators, Youth-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 160 pages, paperback, $34.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-430-8 • Pub Date: July 2004

by Deborah Fisher, Pamela Imm, Matthew Chinman, and Abe Wandersman

ONLINE AT www.assetsgto.org

Designed for communities and organizations working on outcome-based programs, this all-inclusive, indispensable resource is a helpful combination of planning and assessment tools and grassroots mobilization strategies. As a manual, it offers a straightforward and adaptable plan for building community initiatives and programs that get results. Includes helpful accountability questions and a CD-ROM with worksheets and forms. Audience: Community- and Youth-Serving Professionals, Grant Writers 81/2 x 11, 348 pages, paperback, includes CD-ROM, $74.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-872-6 • Pub Date: May 2006

The Journey of Community Change A How-to Guide for Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth Initiatives by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

Ideal for leaders setting up a community initiative or starting an asset-building effort. With sensitivity to the reality that human endeavors are inevitably unpredictable, this guide offers an array of information and solutions for creating community change. Reproducible pages help facilitate every step of the process.

Audience: Community-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 160 pages, paperback, $39.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-861-0 • Pub Date: September 2004

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The Asset Activist’s Toolkit

A Handbook for Making Communities Better Places to Grow Up

Handouts and Practical Resources for Putting Assets into Action

by Deborah Fisher

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Do you want to change your community for the better?

“A good mix of philosophy and concrete examples, this book will be very helpful to communities—I wish I’d had it four years ago!”

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The fundamentals of how to start, build, and support an initiative for positive change; Action strategies to help structure your initiative’s work (Engage adults, Mobilize young people, Activate sectors, Invigorate programs, and Influence civic decisions) Real-life stories, strategies, insights, and lessons; and Practical tips for both new and more seasoned community initiatives.

As Betsy Ferries of Vermont’s Essex CHIPS coalition for positive community change notes: “This practical ‘how-to’ guide divides the components of starting and sustaining a community coalition into concrete steps. You can read it through from beginning to end, or you can go immediately to the chapter where you need help or inspiration.”

Deborah Fisher

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A Handbook for Making Communities Better Places to Grow Up

ACROSS THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT, activists like Raymond Larsen are dedicating their time and resources to improve their communities by centering action around the concept of positive youth development. Many of them are using Search Institute’s framework of “developmental assets”—40 positive qualities and experiences all young people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible— to guide their work. Now, you can easily join the thousands of youth and adults who are together exploring and charting the new territory of transforming our culture with and for young people—putting the “assets in action.” Within these pages you’ll find the collective wisdom and experience of activists in dozens of asset-building initiatives in the United States and Canada combined with findings from Search Institute’s in-depth case studies of four diverse initiatives. You can turn to this book as you would to a group of experienced guides and mentors as you work to create positive change in your unique community. Inside you’ll find:

Assets in Action

With action strategies and real-life stories from developing communities, this accessible and engaging book outlines fundamentals of how to start, build, and support a community initiative. Practical tips for both new and more seasoned initiatives make this an essential resource to make positive, long-lasting change.

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Action A Handbook for Making Communities Better Places to Grow Up

Deborah Fisher

Drawing from the experiences of thousands of asset builders around the world, this toolkit offers a variety of fun, concrete, and practical ideas to distribute. Included are handouts that incorporate the asset message into any setting—presentations, small groups, or one-to-one—and every sector of your community—education, media, government, health care, business, juvenile justice, and child care.

Audience: Community-Centric Adults 7 x 10, 230 pages, paperback, $32.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-750-7 Pub Date: March 2003

Audience: Community-Serving Professionals

Assets in Action poster

Putting Assets in Action

(pack of 20)

Making Your Community a Better Place for Young People…and for You (pack of 20)

This colorful, glossy handout/poster is the ideal way to display and reinforce the asset message. It highlights the five action strategies for community change, explains the mission of Healthy Communities • Healthy Youth, and lists helpful tips on how every member of a community can support asset building and community mobilization.

11 x 115/8 3-ring binder, 81/2 x 11 paper interior 306 pages, $59.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-862-7 • Pub Date: November 2004

This 12-page booklet is a perfect introduction for communities that are exploring how assets can result in safer streets, neighbors who watch out for each other, and schools where kids look forward to learning.

Audience: Community-Serving Professionals

Audience: Community-Serving Professionals

81/2 x 11 folded, 17 x 22 inches unfolded (shown), $17.95

81/2 x 11, 12 pages, saddle-stitched Pack of 20, $14.95

ISBN 13: 978-157482-219-9 Pub Date: September 2004

ISBN 13: 978-157482-860-3 • Pub Date: July 2004

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Get Things Going! 50 Asset-Building Activities for Workshops, Presentations, and Meetings More than 11,000 copies sold! A resource full of engaging and energizing meeting openers, mind-benders, and closings. Activities are connected to the asset framework and ideal for new or experienced trainers, presenters, and facilitators. Audience: Community-Serving Professionals, Educators 7 x10, 84 pages, saddle-stitched, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-411-7 • Pub Date: August 2000

Show kids you’re paying attention to their good behavior with these fun, colorful, tear-off rewards—perfect for classrooms and out-of-school programs. Audience: Youth- and Community-Serving Professionals, Educators—All Grades. 41/4 x 23/4 inches, 4 different designs each in 50-count tablets, $9.95. ISBN 13: 978-157482-277-9 • Pub Date: May 2009

A Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program by Deborah Fisher Focusing on the power of positive relationships and promising “best practices,” this guidebook teaches prevention program leaders how to implement Developmental Assets in their organizations. It addresses early sexual activity, substance abuse, school drop-out rates, and peer violence.

Speaking of Developmental Assets Presentation Resources and Strategies Audience: Community-, Family-, and Youth-Serving Professionals 11 x 115/8 3-ring binder, 81/2 x 11 paper interior 202 pages, includes transparencies, $195.00 ISBN 13: 978-157482-177-2 • Pub Date: October 2001

Generators 20 Activities to Recharge Your Intergenerational Group by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

Engage the young and young-at-heart with these enriching activities and service projects for those serving and working alongside seniors. Audience: Community-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11, 36 pages, saddle-stitched, $12.95 ISBN 10: 978-157482-864-1 • Pub Date: July 2005

Audience: Prevention Professionals 81/2 x 11, 28 pages, saddle-stitched, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-195-6 • Pub Date: July 2008

Your Workplace Simple Investment, Big Reward (pack of 20) This booklet (sold in packs of 20) introduces the concept of Developmental Assets to business owners, managers, and staff and shows them the rewards and benefits of becoming intentional about asset building in their workplace and community. Audience: Business Leaders 51/2 x 81/2, 24 pages, saddle-stitched, $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-849-8 • Pub Date: December 2003

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You Can Make a Difference for Kids (pack of 20)

40 Developmental Assets tablet

This engaging, interactive booklet (sold in packs of 20) reveals how anyone can and should build Developmental Assets. It incudes tear-out cards with the asset lists for four age groups from birth through age 18.

(50 count tablet) Audience: Educators, Family- and Community-Serving Professionals 81/2 x 11 paper, 50-count tablet, English on one side, Spanish on the opposite side, $4.95

Audience: All Caring Adults, Educators 81/2 x 81/2, 8 pages, saddle-stitched, $19.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-232-8 • Pub Date: February 1999

ISBN 13: 978-157482-246-5 Pub Date: January 2005

The Asset Approach

Asset Category posters

40 Elements of Healthy Development, Revised edition (pack of 20)

(set of 8)

El Enfoque en los Elementos Fundamentales

Each colorful, EnglishSpanish bilingual poster is printed on durable, synthetic material for use again and again.

40 Elementos Para un Desarrollo Sano, Revised edition (pack of 20) An overview of the asset-building approach (sold in packs of 20). Presented in a functional format for using with groups it includes the percentages of young people who report experiencing each asset, reflection questions, ideas and activities for youth and adults.

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Audience: All Caring Adults, Educators • 81/2 x 11, 8 pages, saddle-stitched, $11.95 English: ISBN 13: 978-157482-191-8 Pub Date: February 2006 Spanish: ISBN 13: 978-157482-192-5 Pub Date: February 2006

Instant Assets 52 Short and Simple E-Mails for Sharing the Asset Message (CD-ROM) Reinforce community youth development efforts and educate your audience with these 52 brief, jargon-free e-mail messages (in English and Spanish). Customize, then cut, paste, and send directly from personal e-mail accounts.

Audience: Community-, Family-, Youth-Serving Professionals, Educators, All Caring Adults 81/2 x 11 folded, 11 x 17 unfolded (shown), $14.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-262-5 Pub Date: October 2007

“Search Institute is a national treasure. It provides the new ideas and the research America needs to grow healthy and successful youth.” —Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State

Audience: Community- and Family-Serving Professionals CD-ROM in 51/4 x 71/2 case, $24.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-158-1 • Pub Date: June 2007 D i s t r i b u t e d b y I n d e p e n d e n t P u b l i s h e r s G r o u p • w w w. i p g b o o k . co m • 8 0 0 - 8 8 8 - 4 7 4 1


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Life Freaks Me Out And Then I Deal with It (Reassuring Secrets from a Former Teenager) by K. L. Hong Addressing the many turbulent, confusing, and exhilarating situations teens face, this thought-provoking memoir tackles big questions such as Who am I? and What am I called to do on this planet? Sexuality, drug use, friendships, stress management, and self-esteem are among the important adolescent topics discussed in personal and respectful tones with warmth, compassion, and wit. Audience: Young Adults (ages 16 and up), 51/2 x 71/2, 168 pages, paperback, $9.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-856-6 Pub Date: October 2005 2005 VOYA Review Editor’s Choice selection

“In a guide that is achingly intimate and hands-on practical, Hong addresses teenagers as curious, moral, sexual, searching human beings…gritty and wise…a companion for adulthood.” — Elizabeth J. Andrew, author of On the Threshold and Writing the Sacred Journey

“Hong . . . shares her life lessons in a manner to which any freaked-out teen might relate.” —VOYA

K. L. Hong is a senior projects manager at Search Institute. She has contributed to over 30 publications for and about youth and community development. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

research Coming into Their Own

Developmental Assets

How Developmental Assets Promote Positive Growth in Middle Childhood

A Synthesis of the Scientific Research on Adolescent Development, Second Edition

by Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., Arturo Sesma Jr., Ph.D., and Brent Bolstrom

by Peter C. Scales, Ph.D., and Nancy Leffert

This resource offers the latest research findings from studies on development of children grades 4–6. It provides youth workers, program directors, educators, policy makers, and parents fascinating learnings from around the world about what truly can help kids at the critical middle childhood stage grow up well and healthy.

This is an invaluable reference for professionals in youth development that illustrates the history of the Developmental Assets framework and its application by examining 800+ scientific articles and reports on adolescent development.

Audience: Educators, Family- and Youth-Serving Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners 6 x 9, 296 pages, paperback, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-431-5 • Pub Date: August 2003

Audience: Educators, Family- and Youth-Serving Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners 6 x 9, 304 pages, paperback, $29.95 ISBN 13: 978-157482-338-7 • Pub Date: December 2004

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I N DE X 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care / Los niños importan: 150 maneras de demostrárselo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care poster (English and Spanish) . . . 11 40 Developmental Assets poster (English and Spanish) . . . . . . . 29 40 Developmental Assets tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 40 Ways Anyone Can Build Assets poster . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Activities on the Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ask Me Where I’m Going . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Asset Activist’s Toolkit, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Asset Builder’s Guide to Service-Learning, An . . . . . . . . . 26 Asset Builder’s Guide to Training Peer Helpers, An . . . . . . . 26 Asset Builder’s Guide to Youth and Money, An . . . . . . . . . 26 Asset Builder’s Guide to Youth Leadership, An . . . . . . . . . 26 Asset Category posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Assets in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Assets in Action poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Best of Building Assets Together, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bring It On Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Building Assets Is Elementary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Building Character from the Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Coming into Their Own . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Connect 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting in Your Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Conversations on the Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Developmental Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 El Enfoque en los Elementos Fundamentales . . . . . . . . . . 33 Empowering Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Engage Every Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Engage Every Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Get Things Going! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Getting to Outcomes with Developmental Assets . . . . . . . 30 Give Me a Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Great Group Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Great Group Skits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Great Places to Learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Great Preschools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Helping Teens Handle Tough Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 How Was Your Day at School? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 I Noticed! notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ideas for Educators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ideas for Parents newsletters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ideas That Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 In Our Own Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Instant Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Journey of Community Change, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Just When I Needed You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Launching Your Teen into Adulthood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Life Freaks Me Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Make a World of Difference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Me @ My Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mentoring for Meaningful Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Moment’s Peace for Parents of Teens, A . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 More than Just a Place to Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Parenting at the Speed of Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Parenting Preteens with a Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Parenting with a Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pass It On at School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pass It On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

35 Personal Commitment card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Playful Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Positive Values card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powerful Teaching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Putting Assets in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your Prevention Program, A . . . . . . . . Quick-Start Guide to Building Assets in Your School, A . . . . Raise Them Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raising Kids Who Thrive pamphlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raising Kids with Care poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ready, Set, Grow! poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safe Places to Learn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaking of Developmental Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speaking of Parenting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stay Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supporting Youth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tag, You’re It! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Take It to the Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teaching Kids to Change the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Asset Approach, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s Your Spark? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . When Parents Ask for Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Who, Me? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Can Make a Difference for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Can poster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Have the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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