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Sharing Power, Building Hope, Creating Change
This comprehensive book describes the distinctive style of human service delivery known as ‘strengths-based’ practice. Pivotal to this approach is equal partnership and respect between people, or ‘power-with’. Also fundamental is the belief that everyone has strengths and that mobilising and sharing strengths is the key to building hope and creating positive change.
Author, Wayne McCashen, has provided training and consultancy services in the strengths approach to hundreds of organisations. In a remarkably clear and synthesised articulation, this book gathers together the principles, beliefs, skills, tools and frameworks that help create effective, socially-just ways of working with people. Since its first publication in 2005, this book has gained an international reputation. It is as an essential text in many university courses and is sourced by government departments, schools, and organisations adopting strengths approach frameworks and policy as best practice.
This revised and expanded second edition contains substantial new material throughout including practice stories, reflective exercises, expanded discussion of strengths, social inclusion, strengths-based questions, supervision, client-owned recording and much more. The new edition will put ‘parallel practice’ squarely on the strengths agenda, challenging organisations to embed strengths-based, power-with practices at every level of their operations.
Those who have been bereaved are in need of support, and group work is an effective way in which people can come together and support each other in a trusted environment. This book provides a practical introduction to setting up and facilitating bereavement support groups, giving facilitators the confidence to run a group. It guides the reader through all the stages of setting up a group, and examines different types of facilitation and the skills needed. Case studies illustrate different types of group, such as closed, time-limited groups and... More info
A healthy, active lifestyle for all students: That's the promise of physical education, and the goal of this comprehensive textbook. Now in a thoroughly updated fourth edition, this text prepares current and future PE teachers to lead welcoming, inclusive classes where every student participates, makes friends, and learns new skills and values. K-12 physical educators will get cutting-edge research and guidance on inclusive education, concrete strategies for planning and implementing an adapted PE program, and valuable disability-specific information. An essential resource for preparing both general PE teachers and adapted PE teachers,... More info
This little book offers a realistic values/virtues approach to living that can be easily adopted as a whole school approach, within a church community, for families or individuals seeking to deepen their inner awareness of ‘what our lives are really about’. The book explores a rediscovery of the fruit of the Spirit, as cited in Galatians 5:22 for our everyday lives. Understanding this gift may be life changing for the young and the not-so-young. *Author Bio:* *John Coleman* has taught for many years, throughout Australia, at adult, secondary and primary levels.... More info