Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Measuring Flourishing Among Youth

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Measuring Flourishing Among Youth:

July 19 Webinar Presents Findings from the Flourishing Children

Positive Indicators Project

Historically, researchers have focused on negative indicators of child wellbeing, largely ignoring positive indicators of children's outcomes.  Child Trends is leading an initiative, with support from the John Templeton Foundation, to develop rigorous, brief indicators of flourishing among children and youth.  Establishing robust indicators of well-being can help decision makers better understand how children and youth develop, set positive goals, and provide measures to monitor and assess positive outcomes in evaluation studies.

 Thursday July 19, 2012
1 - 2 pm EDT 

Presenters: Kris Moore, Laura Lippman, and Lina Guzman -- Child Trends

Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625895048

Learn about new scales that have been developed, as well as their psychometric properties, and relationships to child well-being outcomes.  Findings will be presented for various adolescent subgroups.  Recommendations for construction scales based on our cognitive interviews will also be offered.

The project has focused on the following indicators of positive development:

Flourishing in School and Work
  • Diligence and reliability
  • Educational engagement
  • Initiative taking
  • Trustworthiness and integrity
  • Thrift

Flourishing in Relationships
  • Positive friendships with peers
  • Positive relationships with parents

Relationship Skills
  • Empathy
  • Social competence

Helping Others to Flourish
  • Altruism
  • Generosity

Environmental Stewardship
  • Environmental stewardship

Personal Flourishing
  • Gratitude
  • Forgiveness
  • Hope
  • Goal orientation
  • Life satisfaction
  • Purpose
  • Spirituality

To learn more about Child Trends, please go to http://www.childtrends.org and subscribe to Child Trends' Research Update, or contact Kristen Darling-Churchill at kchurchill@childtrends.org, 202-572-6036.

Don't miss this webinar!

Child Trends | 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW | Suite 350 | Washington | DC | 20008

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