Saturday quote – strengths based approaches

(Photo of heart: Darcy Moore)

(Photo of heart: Darcy Moore)

Yesterday’s weekend reading focused on engaging ‘hard to reach’ families. The quote for today is from one of those readings (Bromfield, Sutherland & Parker, 2012) which suggests that strengths-based approaches are an important strategy . I’ve certainly found that strengths-based approaches help engage individuals and families in a range of contexts. While it sounds easy, in practice it can be quite challenging – but worth the effort.


Bromfield, L., Sutherland, K., & Parker, R. (2012). Families with multiple and complex needs: Best interests case practice model Melbourne: The Victorian Department of Human Serivices.

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. 10 things I’ve learnt about strengths-based community engagement
  4. Angela Blanchard – Building on the strengths of communities
  5. Workshops for Aboriginal fathers in prison – what worked
  6. Creating positive images of Aboriginal fathers

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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