INTRODUCTION

SECTION A: WHAT ARE DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS?

The 40 Developmental Assets

External Assets

    • Support
      • Asset #1: Family support
      • Asset #2: Positive family communication
      • Asset #3: Other adult relationships
      • Asset #4: Caring neighbourhood
      • Asset #5: Caring school climate
      • Asset #6: Parent involvement in schooling

 

    • Empowerment
      • Asset #7: Community values youth
      • Asset #8: Youth as resources
      • Asset #9: Service to others
      • Asset #10: Safety

 

    • Boundaries and Expectations
      • Asset #11: Family boundaries
      • Asset #12: School boundaries
      • Asset #13: Neighbourhood boundaries
      • Asset #14: Adult role models
      • Asset #15: Positive peer influence
      • Asset #16: High expectations

 

  • Constructive Use of Time
    • Asset #17: Creative activities
    • Asset #18: Youth programs
    • Asset #19: Religious community
    • Asset #20: Time at home

Internal Assets

    • Commitment to Learning
      • Asset #21: Achievement motivation
      • Asset #22: School engagement
      • Asset #23: Homework
      • Asset #24: Bonding to school
      • Asset #25: Reading for pleasure

 

    • Positive Values
      • Asset #26: Caring
      • Asset #27: Equality and social justice
      • Asset #28: Integrity
      • Asset #29: Honesty
      • Asset #30: Responsibility
      • Asset #31: Restraint

 

    • Social Competencies
      • Asset #32: Planning and decision making
      • Asset #33: Interpersonal Competence
      • Asset #34: Cultural Competence
      • Asset #35: Resistance skills
      • Asset #36: Peaceful conflict resolution

 

  • Positive Identity
    • Asset #37: Personal power
    • Asset #38: Self-esteem
    • Asset #39: Sense of purpose
    • Asset #40: Positive view of personal future

Why Are Developmental Assets Important?

SECTION B – DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS & YOUTH JUSTICE COMMITTEES

Assets and Youth in the Extra-Judicial Sanctions Program

External Assets

  • Support
  • Empowerment
  • Boundaries and Expectations
  • Constructive Use of Time

Internal Assets

  • Commitment to Learning
  • Positive Values
  • Social Competencies
  • Positive Identity

SECTION C – CREATIVE CONSEQUENCES

Take Home Projects

  • Non-Profit Organization Special Events Assistance
  • Assistance with Children’s Projects
  • Researching Community Service Placements

Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities

  • Helping Out With a Special Event Listed Through Volunteer Calgary
  • Participation in City of Calgary Library Projects
  • Linking the Consequence with the Youth’s Area of Interest
  • Youth Volunteer Corps

Graffiti

  • Reporting Graffiti
  • Self-Directed Graffiti Clean-Up
  • Graffiti Abatement
  • Urban Youth Worx – Mural Projects

Theft

  • Buy & Donate
  • Donation to Charity/The Children’s Hospital
  • Giving to People Less Fortunate
  • Interview with a Store Manager
  • Movies

Self-Esteem Creative Writing Assignments

  • · Book Writing Assignment

Career Path Building

  • Job Shadow
  • Career Building
  • Career Circuit

Crime Impact

  • Interview with a Victim
  • Interview with a Store Manager
  • Essay/Poster on Consequences of a Criminal Record
  • Essay Focusing on Peer Pressure
  • Family Impact
  • Creating a Life Plan
  • Youth Court Attendance
  • Poetry
  • Collage

Drugs

  • Website Research

Violence

  • Museum of the Regiments
  • Bowling for Columbine

Building Futures

  • Young Offender Mentoring Program
  • Coaching Questionnaire
  • Get to Know Your City

CONCLUSION

APPENDIXES

Appendix A – Developmental Assets Guide for Youth Justice Committees
Appendix B – Coaching Questionnaire