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What Families Need to Succeed:
New Research Identifies 21 Critical Assets
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Too much of the conversation about families is about what’s wrong, when they fail, their vulnerabilities and stresses, or whether certain types of families are better than others…

 The Family Assets approach calls for a different agenda!

 Family Assets is a new approach FCS professionals can utilize to help make a difference for families by:

  • Focusing on strengths to establish an uplifting, challenging, and more positive conversation.
  • Describing assets and changes that kids and parents can create together.
  • Emphasizing connection to the community.

NEW research conducted by Search Institute®, The American Family Assets Study, identified 21 Family Assets that are present in all strong families and possible for all.

The results of this brand new study of 1,511 youth ages 10-15 and their parenting adults, offers a fresh, positive, and actionable framework of Family Assets for understanding and supporting diverse families. The study, which was conducted in 2011 and released in June 2012, highlights the power of Family Assets in contributing to educational success, health, and community participation among young people.

Learn how to refocus discussions and engagement with families to emphasize their strengths at this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

What Families Need to Succeed:
New Research Identifies 21 Critical Assets 

Presented by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, PhD

Archived Recording - 90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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In 90 minutes, you will: 

  • Discover the new framework of family strengths (Family Assets) and how they are experienced in diverse families
  • Discuss the 21 Family Assets and how they fit into 5 categories
  • Learn how these new family skills can be transferred to the workplace
  • Identify the ways that Family Assets contribute to positive outcomes for parenting adults and their children.
  • Examine how the Family Assets are relevant to the student and families you serve—and how they might be integrated into your family life curriculum.
  • Explore specific strategies you can use to tap and nurture Family Assets in your classroom and other work with children, youth, and families.
  • Gain access to downloadable materials and tools provided by the presenter, including: Ideas for Families, Organizations, City Leaders and Community Coalitions, Friends and Neighbors, and Discussion Starters for Families and Those who Support Them.

 Learn strategies that you can put into action right after the webinar—and use to help others in your classrooms, communities, families, and special programs. You will be able to:

  • Refocus discussions and engagement with families to emphasize their strengths
  • Integrate a focus on family strengths into your family life education lessons.
  • Deepen your student-teacher relationships around family strengths
  • Implement new tools for connecting with students
  • Utilize new tools for tapping resources
  • Help change family dynamics
  • Instill the power to effect intentional change

 About the presenter:  

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Dr. Roehlkepartain has given more than 100 presentations on the healthy development of children, youth, and families to a wide range of organizations including AAFCS (2012 conference). He is Vice President of Research and Development for Search Institute®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering what kids need to succeed in their families, schools and communities. oehlkepartain has given more than 100 presentations on the healthy development of children, youth and families to a wide range of organizations including AAFCS (2012 conference).  He is Vice President of Research 


 Who should register?  FCS professionals in all settings, educators K-12 and beyond, teachers and leaders in family life education, extension specialists, FCS Affiliate leaders, students, consultants, and school administrators responsible for reaching families.

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