External Assets

  1. Boundaries & Expectations
  2. Constructive Use of Time
  3. Empowerment
  4. Support
  • Adult role models: Parent(s) and other adults model positive, responsible behavior
  • Family boundaries Family has clear rules and consequences, and monitors the young person's whereabouts
  • High expectations: Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well
  • Neighborhood boundaries: Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people's behavior
  • Positive peer influence: Young person's best friends model responsible behavior
  • School boundaries: School provides clear rules and consequences