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September 5, 1997
Developmental assets, found by the Search Institute to lower risky behavior in children and adolescents, include: * Support--family support, positive family communication, other adult relationships, a caring neighborhood, caring school climate, parent involvement in schooling; * Empowerment--community values, youth given useful roles, community services, safety; * Boundaries and expectations--family, school and neighborhood boundaries, adult role models, positive peer influence, high
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NEWS
September 5, 1997
Developmental assets, found by the Search Institute to lower risky behavior in children and adolescents, include: * Support--family support, positive family communication, other adult relationships, a caring neighborhood, caring school climate, parent involvement in schooling; * Empowerment--community values, youth given useful roles, community services, safety; * Boundaries and expectations--family, school and neighborhood boundaries, adult role models, positive peer influence, high
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NEWS
October 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Five percent of American children commonly attend drinking parties as early as the sixth grade and the figure increases to 61% by the time they are high school seniors, a survey released today shows. The study of 50,000 youths, done by the Search Institute of Minneapolis for the Lutheran Brotherhood, said 31% of all students from the sixth through 12th grades frequently go to parties at which their peers drink.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | From Religious News Service
Southern Baptist congregations have been found to outrank the churches of five mainline Protestant denominations in the quality of Christian education, according to a national study. Members of the theologically conservative denomination also score highest in maturity of faith and in church loyalty, the study said. The recently released findings came from a three-year research project conducted by the Search Institute, Minneapolis, and funded by the Lilly Endowment, Indianapolis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1999 | LISA SAFAEINILI, Lisa Safaeinili is director of resource development and resident services for Many Mansions, an affordable housing organization in the Conejo Valley. She previously was project director for a statewide healthy communities initiative in Iowa that included the asset-building model. For more information on asset building see www.search-institute.org or call (800) 888-7828
Think back to when you were a child . . . . Was there someone in your community who believed in you or helped you in a positive way to become who you are today? Today, with our busy schedules and a much more transient society in which neighbors might not even know each other, our children have lost something that we once took for granted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What if your neighbors called you every time they saw your teenager running a red light? What if the bus driver greeted your child by name every morning? What if your family sat down to a healthful dinner at a beautifully set table every evening? What if sprawling, balkanized south Orange County were transformed into a giant, Norman Rockwell-style small town?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
Congregations that run away from issues of sex, violence and drugs are contributing to an exodus of high school youths from the nation's churches. In a new study, more than nine in 10 congregations report trouble keeping high school students involved, while only 9% say they are doing a good job of reaching out to youths most at risk.
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | Compiled from Times staff and news services
Every year the editors of the Boston-based Horn Book Magazine, a 70-year-old journal of children's literature, and its companion periodical, the Horn Book Guide, cull 4,000 titles to compile a list of recommended summer reading. Here are their picks for the summer of '94: "Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery" (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin), by Russell Freedman. Recommended for ages 8 and up. * "Lydia, Queen of Palestine" (Houghton Mifflin), by Uri Orlev. For ages 8-12.
NEWS
June 26, 1997 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Solidifying growing pessimism about today's youth, a new public opinion study reports that most people have negative feelings about children--even 5-to-12-year-olds--and they blame parents for a perceived increase in wild, rude and frightening behavior. If there is any hope for improving children's values, it is in schools and volunteer groups, said those surveyed.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1991 | GEORGE W. CORNELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Small "mom-and-pop" grocery stores have the charm of first-name familiarity, and you can get credit if needed. But despite the personal touches, most people patronize supermarkets. The contrast, says church planner Lyle E. Schaller, is a key pointer to the effectiveness of today's Christian congregations and a hallmark of their future. "The emergence of the 'mega-church' is the most important development of modern Christian history," he said.
NEWS
September 5, 1997 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all began five years ago when Carl Holmstrom gave his now legendary it-takes-a-village speech to the Rotary Club. Nearing retirement as school superintendent, Holmstrom wistfully recalled the old days when teachers and neighbors would step in and correct or encourage children, like himself, whose parents were going through hard times.
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