Building Blocks for Raising Healthy Childrenand Youth
Grounded in extensive researchin youth development, resiliency, andprevention, the Developmental Assetsrepresent the relationships, opportunities,and personal qualities that young peopleneed to avoid risks and to thrive.
The Power of Assets
Studies of more than 2.2million young people in the United Statesconsistently show that the more assets youngpeople have, the less likely they are to engage ina wide range of high-risk behaviors and the morelikely they are to thrive. Assets have power for allyoung people, regardless of their gender,economic status, family, or race/ethnicity.Furthermore, levels of assets are betterpredictors of high-risk involvement and thrivingthan poverty or being from a single-parentfamily.