Respect and Justice Cards

Reminders for best practice

By: Innovative Resources

Respect and Justice Cards

The strengths approach is characterised by genuine collaboration between people—or ‘power-with’ as it has become known. ‘Doing’ power-with challenges us to address power imbalances and structures that constrain, discriminate and disadvantage. It also challenges us to create conditions that build hope, respect and fairness.

Following the success of  The Strengths Approach  by Wayne McCashen, here is a set of 32 small format cards that act as reminders for doing respect and justice. Navigating our way through changes and challenges can be daunting at times. But signposts can be found in the principles and frameworks of the strengths approach that help us to respond with integrity to even the most difficult or dilemma-ridden circumstances. Each of the Respect and Justice Cards feature a phrase followed by a question. For example:

Keeping optimism alive
How do we help build a hopeful picture of the future?

Tackling stuckness and friction
How do we notice and build on exceptions to the problem?

Understanding the power of labels
How do we challenge stereotypes?

These simple cards provide opportunities for trainers, facilitators, teachers, managers, social workers, teams, communities and individuals to engage in lively discussion and reflection on the principles and practices of the strengths approach. 

30 laminated, full-colour cards, 105 x 65mm
Polypropylene box folds back to make a stand, 32-page booklet 

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