Building Assets in Congregations: A Practical Guide for Helping Youth Grow Up Healthy

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Search Institute, 1998 - Religion - 203 pages
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This resource for church workers includes planning worksheets, ideas for youth programs, topics for parent workshops, and 10 reproducible bulletin inserts.

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About the author (1998)

Eugene C. Roehlkepartain is the Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Family and Congregation Initiatives at Search Institute. He is the author of more than 20 books and numerous newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on youth development, families and parenting, spirituality and congregational life, community building, and related issues.

Peter L. Benson is president of Search Institute, which provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. He has written extensively in adolescent development, altruism, spiritual development, and thriving in adolescence. He serves as principal investigator for Search Institute s initiative on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In 1991, he received the William James Award for career contributions to the psychology of religion from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Benson is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Developmental Assets and Asset-Building Communities, All Kids Are Our Kids: What Communities Must Do to Raise Caring and Responsible Children and Adolescents, "and Religion on Capitol Hill: Myths and Realities." He is general editor for the Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, published by Springer. He holds a doctorate in experimental social psychology from the University of Denver.

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