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Prevention Research for Schools
A. Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets ®
Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets® are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
Everyday interactions and activities at school can make a tremendous difference in students’ academic and social success. A school can be a powerful protective influence in the lives of its students, providing a positive environment that supports student academic and social growth. The Protective Schools Model identifies ten characteristics of schools shown to link prevention and resiliency factors with academic success.
C. PBISAZ – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in Arizona
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports of Arizona group (formerly the Arizona Behavioral Initiative) was developed to address the issue of safe schools, and is a collaborative effort between the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University, and is supported by the Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Oregon, The primary purpose of PBISAz is to establish a comprehensive and focused statewide effort to improve the capacity of educators, administrators and education professionals to address their specific school discipline needs and enable the development of positive teaching and learning environments.