Social Competencies | Internal Asset
Young people need the skills to interact effectively with others, to make difficult decisions, and to cope with new situations.
The Five Social Competencies Assets:
Planning and decision-making—Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
Resistance skills— Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
Peaceful conflict resolution—Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently.
Cultural competence—Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Interpersonal competence—Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
Everyday Asset Building Tips:
Have family meetings where children have a voice in decision making
Smile and say hello to at least one new person each day
Learn about your own cultural heritage and the heritage of others
Help youth practice coping skills when difficult situations arise
Learn and model peaceful ways to resolve disagreement