Archive for April, 2012

SELF-ESTEEM AND SOCIAL MOBILITY

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

An individual’s sense of self-worth is based on past experiences. Nowadays, young people tend to have diifficult experiences. Apart from growing up at a time of financial crisis, young people today are facing difficulties in education and employment, negative stereotyping and a lack of positive role models.

So how do we improve self-esteem and social mobility in young people today?

It is useful to consider the Developmental Assets framework, a strengths-based framework for young people’s development that was presented at the National Council (more…)