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What Do Children Need to Flourish?

Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development
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Kristin Anderson Moore
3, Springer The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society
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This volume responds to the intense concern for and interest in identifying and measuring what matters for happy, healthy children who grow to be compassionate, responsible adults. And although innumerable organizations undertake efforts aimed at positive youth development, this book takes the first step toward developing a system of national indicators that can be used to monitor positive behaviors and attitudes for children at the national level, in communities, and in programs.
"Regardless of its validity, many adults share a belief that today's youth face an inauspicious future. Drugs, sex, violence, disintegration of the nuclear family, technology that replaces interpersonal relationships-that's what you hear in the news. The media, through its dramatization of the dangers and risks children confront and pose, have created a well-established image of disenfranchised, hostile, and often-destructive children and adolescents. This image ignores the many children who are thriving as well as the possibility of positive outcomes for children and youth.
Complete mental health: An agenda for the 21st century.- and Conceptual Framework.- Positive Formation of the Self: Character, Attitudes, Spirituality, and Identity.- The Values in Action Inventory of Character Strengths for Youth.- Adolescent Spirituality.- Children's Life Satisfaction.- Measuring Hope in Children.- The Ethnic Identity Scale.- Healthy Habits, Positive Behaviors, and Time Use.- Leisure Time Activities in Middle Childhood.- Healthy Habits among Adolescents: Sleep, Exercise, Diet, and Body Image.- Adolescent Participation in Organized Activities.- Positive Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Functioning: An Assessment of Measures among Adolescents.- A Scale of Positive Social Behaviors.- Positive Relationships with Parents and Siblings.- The Parent-Adolescent Relationship Scale.- Positive Indicators of Sibling Relationship Quality: The Sibling Inventory of Behavior.- Positive Attitudes and Behaviors toward Learning and School Environments.- The Patterns of Adaptive Learning Survey.- Ability Self-Perceptions and Subjective Task Values in Adolescents and Children.- Assessing Academic Self-Regulated Learning.- Identifying Adaptive Classrooms: Dimensions of the Classroom Social Environment.- Connection to School.- School Engagement.- Enacting Positive Values and Behaviors in Communities.- Community-Based Civic Engagement.- Prosocial Orientation and Community Service.- Frugality, Generosity, and Materialism in Children and Adolescents.

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