Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Peter L. Benson & Peter C. Scales
Since 1958, Search Institute, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, has been a pioneer in positive child and adolescent human development. Its mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. Search Institute's vision is a world where all young people are valued and thrive. Search Institute is a national leader in conceptualizing and advancing a positive approach to the healthy development of children and adolescents. The institute collaborates with others to promote long-term organizational, community, and social change that supports the healthy human development of all young people. Search Institute provides research-based information and practical resources to those who have direct relationships with young people, including parents, teachers, clergy, youth workers, mentors, and community leaders. Though fully independent, Search Institute often works in partnership with universities and other institutions to advance knowledge about human development and with national and community-based organizations to strengthen their capacity ...