Mentor Tip: Social Competencies

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Subject: Mentoring tips on social competencies

Young people need to develop skills and competencies that equip them to make positive choices, to build relationships, and to succeed in life. Developmental assets in this category identified by the Search Institute include the following.

Internal Asset Evidence
Planning and decision making Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. 
Interpersonal competence Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills.
Cultural competence Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds.
Resistance skills Young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
Peaceful conflict resolution Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. 

Think about how you can help young people develop social competencies. 

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