The Relationship Check is a tool for self-reflection and conversation designed to assess where relationships with young people are strong and where they can grow.
Is It Time for a Relationships Check?
Relationships are the source of nourishment and resilience for all young people in many different circumstances and from many different backgrounds. Search Institute’s Relationships Check is a tool for self-reflection and conversation among practitioners, educators, peers, and families. It helps everyone who works with youth to gain insights on their relationships with important young people in their life. It helps you learn where relationships are strong and where they can grow.
- A note about this tool: The Relationships Check is a tool for self-reflection and conversation among peers and within families. It was not designed for—and has not been tested for—formal assessment, testing, or diagnostic purposes.
- What happens to your information? Your responses are safe. Search Institute does not collect or store any personal information about you as part of completing this Relationships Check. We’ll aggregate anonymous data from all the responses, but we will not be able to trace individual responses to specific people.
Tool / Playbook
Approaches to Expressing Care
Ten approaches that can be integrated into classroom or program activities that build the Express Care element of the developmental relationships framework.
Relationships Matter: The Five Elements of Developmental Relationships
A short video where Search Institute introduces the five elements of the developmental relationships framework.
Roses and Thorns
A check-in activity that invites participants to share the highs and lows of their week.