Practice to make a difference.

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

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 strengths and existing resources.

This publication is based on the strengths approach to community capacity building developed by St Luke's Anglicare (Bendigo, Australia). It contains a comprehensive three-day workshop plan and 39 reproducible handout masters to build and empower communities.

Social workers, community leaders, mental health professionals: here is a step-by-step blueprint for a strengths-based approach to community capacity building, designed to guide people as they create resilient, flexible, well-connected communities.

Review:

“This is a truly generous book giving a step-by-step blue-print for a strengths-based approach to community capacity building.” – Andrew W. Curnow, Bishop of Bendigo (Australia)

 

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

Author: Wayne McCashen

$45.95 Add to Cart

Customers who Purchased this item also purchased

  • Understanding Drug Issues: A Photocopiable Resource Workbook 2ed

    Understanding Drug Issues: A Photocopiable Resource Workbook 2ed

    by David Emmett and Graeme Nice

    This fully updated edition of a successful resource succeeds in engaging and involving young people where many other methods of drugs education – including attempts to shock, inform, or promote decision-making – have failed to make a lasting impact. This is largely because they don’t utilize young people’s own views, intelligence and insight. The range of 30 original exercises in this resource is designed to expand and challenge participants’ understanding of the issues surrounding illegal drug use, with activities that will enable them to make active and informed personal judgements... More info

    $73.00 Add to Cart
  • Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

    Building Solutions in Child Protective Services

    by Insoo Kim Berg and Susan Kelly

    How does one change the attitudes and practices of child protection services that are often overwhelmed and understaffed? First, take an outsider to the system, Insoo Kim Berg, who has a vision and a solution-focused model. Add an insider, Susan Kelly, who understands the system. Spend many hours with workers in the field, learning from them and helping them make a shift from a deficit perspective to a collaborative model that emphasises strengths and solutions. Envision and implement change throughout the system. Celebrate small successes on the way to... More info

    $55.00 Add to Cart
  • Mind Your Head: All about our mental health

    Mind Your Head: All about our mental health

    by Juno Dawson

    From the critically acclaimed author James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson, comes a book written specifically for teens about mental health and how to manage it. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist... More info

    $17.99 Add to Cart