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What’s in a Developmental Relationship?

Participants are introduced to Search Institute’s developmental relationships framework and begin to map developmental relationships in their own lives.

What’s in a Developmental Relationship? Mapping People Who Shape Our Lives is a 30-minute activity that introduces participants to Search Institute’s developmental relationships framework. It invites participants to begin mapping developmental relationships in their own lives.

The developmental relationships framework identifies five elements (and 20 specific actions) that can strengthen and build relationships that help young people thrive.

Planning and Preparation: This activity can be done with any number of participants. You’ll need copies of “The Developmental Relationships Framework” handout and “My Developmental Relationships” map and a pen or pencil and half sheet of paper for each participant. It can be done in any setting, but participants will need a hard surface to write on.

Developmental Relationship Element: All.

CASEL Competencies: Self-awareness.

Objective: Build and strengthen relationships among participants and between participants and leaders. Introduce Search Institute's developmental relationships framework.

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What’s in a Developmental Relationship?

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