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Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

This particular list is intended for adolescents (age 12-18). If you’d like to see the lists for other age groups, you can find them on the Developmental Assets Lists page.

For more information on the assets and the research behind them, see the Developmental Assets research page.

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  1. Family Support | Family life provides high levels of love and support.
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  2. Positive Family Communication | Young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents.
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  3. Other Adult Relationships | Young person receives support from three or more nonparent adults.
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  4. Caring Neighborhood | Young person experiences caring neighbors.
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  5. Caring School Climate | School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
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  6. Parent Involvement in Schooling | Parent(s) are actively involved in helping the child succeed in school.

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40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents