This summer the NHED, through the Office of Social and Emotional Wellness, is offering several virtual professional development opportunities from the Search Institute about developmental assets and developmental relationships. The free workshops are open to all educators, agencies, and families. Series flyer
Developmental assets are:
- The supports, opportunities, and relationships young people need across all aspects of their lives (external assets); and
- The personal skills, self-perceptions, and values they need (internal assets) to make good choices, take responsibility for their own lives, and be independent and fulfilled.
- Express care.
- Challenge growth.
- Provide support.
- Share power.
- Expand possibilities
Workshop descriptions and schedules
Relationships are too important to leave to chance. This workshop helps participants learn to intentionally build developmental relationships with young people to powerfully benefit youth learning and development.
Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 9-11:15am EST each day (4.5 hours): Register for Aug 2-3 Intentional Relationships
Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29, 9-11:15 am EST each day (4.5 hours): Register for Aug 28-29 Intentional Relationships
Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many
This two-session workshop will introduce the 40 internal and external factors which protect against risks and promote thriving for youth, and the Search Institute research that informs them. Highly motivating and interactive, Developmental Assets: The Power of One, The Power of Many explores what each of us can do to foster Assets in the lives of youth.
Please note Developmental Assets: The Power of One, the Power of Many is for all audiences. Building Developmental Assets in School Communities is designed for educators and school staff. In order to avoid redundancy, only attend the one that best fits you.
Wednesday, August 2 and Thursday, August 3, 9-10:45am EST each day (3.5 hours): Register for Aug 2-3 The Power of One
Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17, 9-10:45am EST each day (3.5 hours): Register for Aug 16-17 The Power of One
Strengthening Family Relationships
The ways relationships form and develop in families have a tremendous influence on how young people develop. Based on research on America’s diverse families, this parenting workshop introduces a framework that strengthens family relationships as kids transition into their teen years. Bring this workshop to your school, program, or community to help parenting adults identify ways to strengthen relationships in their families.
Tuesday August 8, 9-10:30am EST (1.5 hours): Register for Aug 8 Strengthening Family
Tuesday, August 29, 9-10:30am EST (1.5 hours): Register for Aug 29 Strengthening Family
Engaging Families: A Relationship Centered Approach
This two-session workshop will explore supporting, empowering and engaging families through a strength-based approach helping youth thrive. This workshop builds on Search Institute research that identifies critical strengths that are relevant to all families, regardless of culture, income, or structure.
Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, 9-11am EST each day (4 hours) Register for Aug 9-10 Engaging Families
Building Developmental Assets in School Communities
Creating a positive culture in your school takes commitment from your entire team. This workshop shows how you can build a positive school environment using Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets®. Building Developmental Assets in School Communities is an interactive, motivating workshop that will empower educators and school staff to initiate, increase and strengthen the asset-building efforts in their school community. Please note, Building Developmental Assets in School Communities is designed for educators and school staff. Developmental Assets: The Power of One, the Power of Many is for all audiences. In order to avoid redundancy, only attend the one that best fits you.
Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15, 9-10:45am EST each day (3.5 hours): Register for Aug 14-15 School Communities
Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 9-10:45am EST each day (3.5 hours): Register for Aug 24-25 School Communities
All young people need to experience developmental relationships, but studies suggest that significant numbers of young people in schools and community programs do not experience developmental relationships as often or as intensively as they should. Define inclusion within the Developmental Relationships context and learn approaches to create inclusive relationships.
Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15, 9-11:15am EST each day; (4.5 hours): Register for Aug 14-15 Inclusive Relationships
Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23, 9-11:15am EST each day (4.5 hours): Register for Aug 22-23 Inclusive Relationships
A Spark is the hidden flame inside every young person that taps into their true passions, talents, skills, and dreams. Sparks gives us the opportunity to help our communities transition from resilience to thriving in an inclusive environment. It creates community support in order to help young people find themselves and their identities. This is a two-session workshop.
Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31, 9-10:45 am EST each day (3.5 hours): Register for Aug 30 Igniting Sparks
Can’t attend any of these? See September workshop offerings
Search Institute is a nonprofit organization with decades of collaboration with partners to conduct and apply research that promotes positive youth development and advances equity. In the past decade, their research and practice has focused on the developmental relationships framework, which identifies five elements and 20 actions that make relationships strong for young people. They consider themselves a bridge between theory and practice, sharing tools and resources with partners — including schools, organizations, and practitioners — to build and strengthen developmental relationships.