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Frameworks, Programs, Curriculum


The Developmental Assets® Framework

Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).

W.A.I.T. What Am I Thinking? is a support system to stimulate discussion around the idea that every action has a consequence, either good or bad. How does that consequence affect our future outcomes? How does it affect others around us? Our friendships? We can train our brain to capture those negative thoughts and change our internal program to create the future we desire.


​Botvin Life-Skills Curriculum

  • Personal Self-Management Skills – Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger for better mental health.

  • General Social Skills – Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.

  • Drug Resistance Skills – Students learn skills that help them build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

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