Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Focus on the positive: An assets-based approach to youth mentoring

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) May 5, 2013

"The media frequently tells us about the various problems youth face – juvenile crime, experimenting with substances, academic problems, gang involvement – the list goes on. It is easy for adults to focus on trying to solve these problems rather than focus on the positives. A strength-based or asset-based approach takes us from conversations that are centered on fixing what is wrong to conversations that are more hopeful and focused on building on the good that is already present. In many cases, problems are resolved as a person builds on their strengths." Read More

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