Strengths-based approaches to social change

transformation_logoI’ve just had an article published in openDemocracy under the Transformation theme. Called “If you care about changing society, focus on strengths” it discusses the relationship between strengths-based approaches and social change, using the Transition movement as an example.  In it I argue that strengths-based approaches can benefit from the critical analysis of social change movements, and social change movements can benefit from a focus on community strengths and not just the problems communities face.
I’d love to hear what you think.

You can read the full article here.

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to look at:

  1. What is the Strengths Perspective?
  2. Strengths-based approaches = HOPE
  3. What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)?
  4. 10 things I’ve learnt about strengths-based community engagement
  5. ABCD and Making the invisible visible
  6. Parenting for a better world

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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2 Responses to Strengths-based approaches to social change

  1. Beana says:

    Loved this article. It really got me thinking for an interview i have tomorrow. Really helpful!

    Liked by 1 person

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