“After decades of forming hypotheses, conducting surveys, crafting and rewriting definitions, analyzing data, and writing journal articles, Search Institute researchers and practitioners have arrived at a surprisingly simple conclusion: nothing—nothing—has more impact in the life of a child than positive relationships.”
–Peter L. Benson, creator of the Developmental Asset® framework.
We’ve always known that relationships are important.
But just how important they are was not apparent until Search Institute analyzed research on more than 5 million youth and interviewed hundreds of young people from different backgrounds and settings about important relationships in their lives.
What we’ve discovered is summarized in our new research–Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive. This publication (available free for a limited time) focuses on elements of developmental relationships that contribute to a young person’s growing, learning, and thriving.
This publication includes:
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