Support | External Asset
Young people need to be surrounded by people who love, care for, appreciate, and accept them.
The Six Support Assets:
Family support—Family life provides high levels of love and support.
Positive family communication—Young person and their parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek parent(s) advice and counsel.
Other adult relationships—Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults.
Caring neighborhood—Young person experiences caring neighbors.
Caring school climate—School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
Parent involvement in schooling—Parent(s) are actively involved in helping young person succeed in school.
Everyday Asset Building Tips:
Show courtesy to family members in public and at home
Invite caring, responsible adults to be part of your children’s lives
Vow to say one encouraging thing to someone each day
Encourage passions and interests in others
Volunteer to be a mentor for a young person