Prescription for a Healthy Church

Prescription for a Healthy Church

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764422157
Publisher: Group Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.53(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Helping Children and Youth Grow Up Healthy .......... 8
What Young People Need to Grow Up Well
Assets Shape Young People's Lives
What Research Reveals About Assets

Chapter 2: Examining Assets Among Religious Young People ..... 16
Connecting Asset Building With Faith and Ministry
Hundreds of Ways to Build Assets
Getting Started With a Positive Perspective

Chapter 3: Supporting Children and Youth ........................... 28
Asset #1: Family Support
Asset #2: Positive Family Communication
Asset #3: Other Adult Relationships
Asset #4: Caring Neighborhood
Asset #5: Caring School Climate
Asset #6: Parental Involvement in Schooling

Chapter 4: Empowering Children and Youth ......................... 40
Asset #7: Community Values Children and Youth
Asset #8: Children and Youth as Resources
Asset #9: Service to Others
Asset #10: Safety

Chapter 5: Setting Boundaries and Expectations .................... 50
Asset #11: Family Boundaries
Asset #12: School Boundaries
Asset #13: Neighborhood Boundaries
Asset #14: Adult Role Models
Asset #15: Positive Peer Influence
Asset #16: High Expectations

Chapter 6: Creating Meaningful Activities .......................... 60
Asset #17: Creative Activities
Asset #18: Child and Youth Activities
Asset #19: Religious Community
Asset #20: Time at Home

Chapter 7: Emphasizing a Commitment to Learning ............... 72
Asset #21: Achievement Motivation
Asset #22: SchoolEngagement
Asset #23: Homework
Asset #24: Bonding to School
Asset #25: Reading for Pleasure

Chapter 8: Instilling Positive Influences ........................... 84
Asset #26: Caring
Asset #27: Equality and Social Justice
Asset #28: Integrity
Asset #29: Honesty
Asset #30: Responsibility
Asset #31: Restraint

Chapter 9: Building Essential Skills ................................ 94
Asset #32: Planning and Decision Making
Asset #33: Interpersonal Competence
Asset #34: Cultural Competence
Asset #35: Resistance Skills
Asset #36: Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Chapter 10: Nurturing a Positive Identity ........................ 106
Asset #37: Personal Power
Asset #38: Self-Esteem
Asset #39: Sense of Purpose
Asset #40: Positive View of Personal Future

Chapter 11: Getting Started With Asset Building .................. 118

Epilogue ................................................................. 131

Appendix 1: Reproducible Handouts .............................. 133

Appendix 2: Additional Asset-Building Resources ............... 155

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