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  • At My Best: Strengths Cards

    At My Best: Strengths Cards

    by Work Positive

    A set of 48 beautifully designed strengths cards - ideal for provoking thought and opening up conversation around what people do best. A great resource whether you're working with individuals or with groups. Designed as a simple, attractive and flexible tool, each card features a single word to stimulate awareness of strengths as well as a high quality photograph on the other side. Using either the words, pictures or a combination of both, the range of ways you can use these strengths cards will only be limited by your...

  • Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    Communities of Hope: A Strengths-based Resource for Building Community

    by Wayne McCashen

    **Communities of Hope* is about something very precious. It's about a community's capacity to learn, to change, to grow—and to build that most invaluable of commodities: respectful connectedness.* Communities of Hope describes a 'strengths' approach to community capacity building. This approach is concerned with the building of a community's own capacity and potential. The focus is on the building of community by the community, planning, competency and decision making are owned by the community. Additional expertise, information, knowledge and other resources are accessed by the community to complement its vision, its...

  • Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, Second Edition

    Community Mental Health: Challenges for the 21st Century, Second Edition

    by Jessica Rosenberg, Samuel Rose

    The first edition of Community Mental Health quickly established itself as one of the most comprehensive and timely books about mental health practice in community settings. Readers will find that this new edition is also on the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models in the field. Experts from a wide range of professions – social work, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, public health, sociology, and law – explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. Coverage of each...

  • Creative Community Organizing

    Creative Community Organizing

    by Si Kahn

    Creative Community Organizing A Strategy Manual for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Just Why can't there be enough food, shelter, jobs, health care, homes, schools, education, safety and security for everyone? How can people work together to challenge the way things are, to help redistribute wealth and power, to create a more just and humane society? The answer is Creative Community Organizing. This latest work by legendary activist, musician and author Si Kahn, is a different kind of community organizing book. As with other books, including some by Kahn himself,...

  • Girls' Clubs Rock!

    Girls' Clubs Rock!

    by Youthlight

    *No refund on this item: Was: $26.90* *Reduced by 20% - Now $21.50* This book can be used to help you set up a highly beneficial group just for girls in your school. Group sessions could be conducted as small or large group counselling or as an extra-curricular activity group. The objective of the 'Girls' Club' is to support the development of a positive self-image increase effective communication skills and to promote a sense of empowerment in young women. These clubs use activities and guided discussions to help girls...

  • Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance

    by David Denborough

    Intergenerational conflict brings with it significant challenges, conflict can be especially complex in refugee and migrant communities, where old and young people alike have to negotiate the ways of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ countries. Sometimes, these challenges can lead to seemingly intractable and irresolvable differences. This publication introduces a new collective narrative methodology, the Kite of Life, which was developed during a project in St James Town, Canada’s most densely populated community. Also described here are nine key principles which can help to build intergenerational alliances. *Contents:* *Part 1:* The Kite...

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