Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive

This report by the Search Institute highlights the importance of healthy, supportive relationships to positive youth outcomes. It articulates the Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework and includes sections on why developmental relationships matter; how developmental relationships grow; activating relationships in organizations; 55 ideas for deepening one-on-one relationships (for parents, teachers, and youth workers); and imagining strong and flexible webs of relationships. This resource supports resilience.

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Supportive Learning Environment
Family and Community Engagement
Quality Improvement
Program Design and Management
Search Institute
Eugene Roehlkepartain, Kent Pekel, Amy Syvertsen, Jenna Sethi, Theresa Sullivan, and Peter Scales
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19 pages
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