The Strengths Approach
A strengths-based resource for sharing power and creating change
By: Innovative Resources
This book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as 'the strengths approach.' Pivotal to the strengths approach is the principle of genuine collaboration between people - 'power-with.' This dynamic principle acknowledges that people are the experts on their lives and that they can, and should, drive their own change processes. Also fundamental is the understanding that everyone has strengths and that mobilising these strengths is the key to finding creative and substainable solutions. This book describes the ideas, values, beliefs, tools and frameworks that help create respectful ways of working with people. It is full of anecdotes and practical examples of strengths and exceptions, creating 'pictures of the future', using the column approach, measuring change and client-owned recording are just a few of the topics explored.