Developmental Assets

Developmental Assets

The Developmental Assets® are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research...
Picking Your Battles With Your Teen

Picking Your Battles With Your Teen

When you learn to recognize typical teen behavior, you can control your automatic reactions to it and communicate clearly in times of conflict. (It also helps to realize that unhealthy friendships and sleep deprivation can alter a teen’s mood, judgment and behavior in...
Underage Drinking Prevention Tools for Parents

Underage Drinking Prevention Tools for Parents

Underage drinking continues to be a national public health issue, especially among adolescents. An estimated 10 million people younger than the age of 21 in the United States drank alcohol in the past month. Underage drinking puts children at risk for a variety of...
Strategic Prevention Framework

Strategic Prevention Framework

The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. The SPF is built on a community-based risk and...
7 Strategies for Prevention

7 Strategies for Prevention

The Spearfish Community Coalition is making positive changes in Spearfish through the following seven strategies.  These strategies include both individual strategies and community wide strategies in order to make the greatest impact.  Check back periodically to see...
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