An official website of Arlington County government

Recent Articles

What are Assets, anyway?

What are Assets, anyway?

Developmental Assets are:     • Skills • Positive Relationships • Values • Opportunities* Developmental Assets® are essential building blocks for the healthy development of children and youth. Arlington uses the Developmental Assets as a framework because… Assets are POSITIVE! They focus on supports we (families, schools and community) provide to young people through the relationships we have with […]

Read More

Youth Risk Behavior Survey New Data

Youth Risk Behavior Survey New Data

YRBS 2013 Reports: High School – Tables Grade 6 Tables ALL Tables 1-16-14 Presentation to Arlington County School Board 11/7/13 Survey for High School | Grade 6 Trend Data, 2004-2010, All Grades 2010 Chartbook Grades 8 to 10 2010 Chartbook Grade 6 2007 Chartbook 2004 YRBS Overview 2001 Taking Chances (YRBS) all files in PDF format For Parents: […]

Read More

Developmental Asset Tip

Developmental Asset Tip

—Expect each young person to do his or her best. Most of us will never be Olympic athletes, movie or rock stars, Nobel prize winners, nor even perfect parents – and no one is all of these. But we all can do our best at whatever we try, and our kids are the same. Notice […]

Read More

How you can build Developmental Assets

How you can build Developmental Assets

••••••••TO BUILD DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS IN YOUTH Connect with kids: Smile and say hello to young people you meet Ask their opinions or ask them to help you Listen to them – WITHOUT judgment Include them in making choices and decisions. Give them a VOICE in your family, your organization, your COMMUNITY Tell them how much […]

Read More

Data Committee notes 2-14

Data Committee notes 2-14

APCYF Data Committee Notes February 25, 2014 8:30-10:00 am, Room A Participants: John Andelin, Michal Worshow, Sarah Duke Strehle, Sam Stebbins, Ryoko Yamaguchi, Lisa Stengle, Kim Durand, Michael Swisher, Whitney Strand, Amy Yamashiro Agenda Introductions/Icebreaker Updates -          APCYF Board held its Annual Retreat on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Topics included: Discuss Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members, […]

Read More

APCYF meeting Notes 12-2013

APCYF meeting Notes 12-2013

APCYF Members & Friends – Happy Holidays! I wanted to send along the notes from our meeting last week (below), and also share some photos from the Potluck Holiday Party on Tuesday with the Teen Network Board. As 2013 draws to a close, I want to say thank you all for your hard work and passion […]

Read More

Nov2013Notes

Nov2013Notes

Notes from our meeting on November 18th.  I hope that I’ve captured everything, please let me know if you have any additional items you would like to include. Three things that need your attention: 1)      PB&J Donations for Teen Network Board (TNB) to make sandwiches – let me know by Dec 2nd if you would […]

Read More