Introduction to Developmental Relationships

Learn about Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Relationships



Elements of Developmental Relationships

Use these brief videos to introduce each element of developmental relationships

Express Care

Challenge Growth


Provide Support


Share Power


Expand Possibilities


Introduction to Keep Connected


For Families

For Leaders



Family Strengths: Growing Together


Teens, parents, and national experts reflect on growing up in diverse families with unique strengths. A partnership between Search Institute and TPT: Twin Cities Public Television.


What makes families strong?


Strong families create strong communities


Tapping into family strengths to overcome challenges



Ready-to-View Webinars on Family Engagement

View these archived Search Institute webinars to learn more about engaging families through relationships. Stop “Recruiting” Parents (and What to Do Instead) Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

More Power to Them? Helping Families Work Through Power Struggles in the Early Teen Years 

Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

Refocusing Family Engagement: Seven Shifts for Engaging Families as Partners in Young People’s Success Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain

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