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The Intervention is a Relationship

By: Kent Pekel, Ed.D and Peter C. Scales, Ph.D. Originally posted at Search Institute blog “I’ve read Paul Tough’s book and seen Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk and I’m sold that these noncognitive skills are important. What my school needs is a way to build those skills, but we also need another program like a hole in the […]

Tim Cavell on developmental relationships: They are the “holy grail but….”

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2012 Apr;82(2):157-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01151.x.Developmental relationships as the active ingredient: a unifying working hypothesis of “what works” across intervention settings. Li J1, Julian MM.  From the abstract: “Developmental relationships are characterized by reciprocal human interactions that embody an enduring emotional attachment, progressively more complex patterns of joint activity, and a balance of power that […]

Adult-youth relationships: The critical ingredient across interventions

summarized by Laura Yoviene Li, J., & Julian, M. (2012). Developing relationships as the active ingredient: A unifying working hypothesis of “what works” across intervention settings.American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82 (2), 157-166. Background: Much research and vast resources  focus on pinpointing the critical component or active ingredient that is responsible for producing the outcomes of […]