Benson, Peter L.
What teens need to succeed : proven, practical ways to shape your own future / Peter L. Benson, Judy Galbraith, and Pamela Espeland.
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing, 1998.
361 p. : ill. ; Biblio., Index, (pp.342-361)
Some teens lead healthy, productive, positive lives. Others are troubled, self-destructive, and negative about themselves and the future. What makes the difference? The presence of specific assets in their lives-not financial assets, but Developmental Assets™ including family support, self-esteem, a caring school climate, adult role models, structured time, and positive peer influence. It’s a proven fact: The more Developmental Assets™ a young person has, the less likely he or she is to engage in at-risk behaviors.
This book describes forty “developmental assets” that teenagers need to succeed in life, such as family support, positive peer influences, and religious community, and suggests ways to acquire these assets.
Teenagers–United States–Life skills guides–Juvenile literature.
Teenagers–United States–Conduct of life–Juvenile literature.
Life skills–Juvenile literature.
Conduct of life–Juvenile literature.
Espeland, Pamela, 1951-
Christian Education, Faith Formation, life skills, teen, youth, Youth Ministry