Developmental Assets

Our Kids Network has adopted a framework known as Developmental Assets®. Created by the Search Institute® in 1990, Developmental Assets are the positive experiences and personal qualities that children and youth need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. The more assets a person has, the more likely they are to do better in school, make friends, and make healthier decisions.

The Search Institute has developed a list of 40 Developmental Assets that children and youth need to succeed.

OKN is actively engaged in raising awareness and sharing knowledge of Developmental Assets with our internal and external stakeholders.

Simple acts make a big difference!
New Our Kids Network videos show parents and other caregivers how to focus on little everyday things that can help build healthy, supportive relationships with children.

Lions Quest Canada -The Centre for Positive Youth Development is dedicated to fostering positive youth development through innovative and well-researched programs, products, training and services for youth, parents, educators, and community leaders. Lions Quest Canada is working closely with groups of individuals and agencies across the country to help advance the Developmental Assets concept at all levels within our communities.

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Developmental Assets lists and translations

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A New Kind of Parenting

'A New Kind of Parenting: Raising Kids Ages 10 to 16' booklet shares research on adolescent development and addresses common concerns identified by parents and caregivers of preteens and teens.

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OKN is one of the leading community networks in creating knowledge and resources to improve service planning for children, youth and families.

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