Monthly Archives: August 2012

Family Service Project- Adults and youth working together! by Kelly Noftz

Following Project Cornerstone’s 6 week Take It Personally study group at Eisenhower Elementary School, 5 families decide to continue their asset building by scheduling a Family Service project to join forces as asset builders for their own kids, for each … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships with Youth Part 4 of 4 by Kelly Noftz

Cha-Ching! The Trust Bank Account Healthy relationships need your investment of positive “deposits” on a consistent basis. When we make withdrawls, we need to use a genuine apology and take steps to repair the damage (re-invest in the relationship!). Repairing … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships by Kelly Noftz Part 3

Take TIME to build TRUST by sharing positive experiences and conversations TOGETHER. The Chat Pack for Kids (visit www.TheQuestionGuys.com) is a fun collection of conversation starters designed with youth in mind. Here are a few topic cards from The Chat … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships with Youth Part 2 – Kelly Noftz

Strategies for Investing in Relationships with Youth: 1. Limit your own voice and opinions so youth have a chance to speak up. Listen more than you speak. 2. Ask thought-provoking, open-ended questions. Provide positive feedback. 3. Validate thoughts and ideas … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Relationships with Youth Part 1 by Kelly Noftz

What do youth need to build healthy relationships? Time, Trust and togetherness! Positive relationships with caring adults are essential to the healthy development of youth. Youth need trusting and caring relationships with supportive adults to help them navigate the sometimes … Continue reading

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