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People Who Care About You
The Support Assets
Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick 
People Who Care About You

Kids learn how to build the six Support Developmental Assets: Family Support, Positive Family Communication, Other Adult Relationships, Caring Neighborhood, Caring School Climate, and Parent Involvement in Schooling.

Each asset is clearly defined and introduced by a story. Kids learn concrete, realistic ways to build family closeness and strengthen other important relationships in their lives.


About the Adding Assets Series for Kids

Researchers have identified 40 good things that all kids need in their lives. Called Developmental Assets, they include a loving family, a caring neighborhood, self-esteem, and a commitment to learning. Surveys consistently show that the more assets kids have, the more likely they are to do well in life and avoid problems in school and high-risk behaviors like alcohol use, illicit drug use, and violence. Even young children can make choices, learn skills, and practice behaviors that put them on the right path.

The eight books in the Adding Assets Series empower kids ages 8–12 to build their own Developmental Assets in relationship with caring adults.

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Free Spirit Publishing's Adding Assets Series for Kids.


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96 pages, illustrated, softcover, two-color, 5 1/8" x 7", ISBN 978-1-57542-162-9

F&P: Ages 8–12/S
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Distinguished Achievement Award

Curriculum Package/Specialized Audience Instructioncategory—The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

“An excellent tool for explicitly teaching interpersonal skills and positive values to young people.”—Amy Williams, Safe, Secure and Disciplined Schools, Omaha Public Schools

“Entertaining and engaging.... An excellent asset-building tool for young children.”—Youth Today

Item No: 21629W

Price: $7.99


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Special Savings! Set of 8 Adding Assets Books
Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick 

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