Tips to Help You Implement Asset #35: Resistance Skills
- Encourage youth to get involved in extracurricular activities that help build positive experiences.
- Encourage your child/teen to say “no” to people or situations that make them uncomfortable.
- Share your family values and beliefs.
- Discuss ways to get out of a harmful situation with positive messages.
Developmental assets are the positive values, relationships, skills and experiences that help youth and teens thrive. Young people with high asset levels are most likely to make healthy choices, while those with lower asset levels are more likely to get involved with negative or risky behaviors like violence, trouble in school, drug and alcohol use and more. The Search Institute of Minneapolis created the developmental assets framework. For more information, visit www.search-institute.org.