Updates to the reading list on asset-based community development

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I’ve just updated the reading list on asset-based community development (ABCD). The following are the 24 resources I’ve just added. You can find the full list of 150 ABCD resources here.

General resources on ABCD freely available on the web

Asset-based community development at a glance (2019) Ontario: Tamarack Institute. Available from http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/library/guide-asset-based-community-development-at-a-glance

Clawson, B. (2013). Community gardens add asset-based community development. Michigan State University https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/community_gardens_add_asset_based_community_development   

Duncan, D. (2019). Collective impact through the lens of ABCD and RBA [webinar]: Tamarack Institute. Available from http://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/library/webinar-collective-impact-through-the-lens-of-abcd-and-rba

Dwyer-Voss, R., & Bishop, I. (2019). Let’s get explicit: Social justice in asset based community development. Shelterforce: The voice of community development. Available from: https://shelterforce.org/2019/04/26/lets-get-explicit-social-justice-in-asset-based-community-development/

Forrester, G., Kurth, J., Vincent, P., & Oliver, M. (2018). Schools as community assets: An exploration of the merits of an asset-based community development (ABCD) approach. Educational Review, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/00131911.2018.1529655 Available from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131911.2018.1529655

Jones, J. K. (2014). Current trends in university-community partnerships: The arts as an engine for cooperative development [keynote]. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of University Community Engagement, Makassar, Indonesia.  Available from https://eprints.usq.edu.au/26892/

McKnight, J. L., & Russell, C. (2018). The four essential elements of an asset-based community development process. Chicago: Asset-Based Community Development Institute at DePaul University. Available from https://www.nurturedevelopment.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/4_Essential_Elements_of_ABCD_Process.pdf

Mosavel, M., Gough, M. Z., & Ferrell, D. (2018). Using asset mapping to engage youth in community-based participatory research: The we project. Progress In Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, And Action, 12(2), 223-236. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2018.0042 Abstract available from https://muse.jhu.edu/article/704599/summary

Shah, R. W., Troester, J. M., Brooke, R., Gatti, L., Thomas, S., & Masterson, J. E. (2018). Fostering EABCD: Asset-based community development in digital service-learning. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 22(2), 189-221. Available from http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/download/2054/1080 

Wildman, J. M., Valtorta, N., Moffatt, S., & Hanratty, B. (2019). ‘What works here doesn’t work there’: The significance of local context for a sustainable and replicable asset-based community intervention aimed at promoting social interaction in later life. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(4), 1102-1110. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12735 Available from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hsc.12735

General ABCD resources not freely available on the internet

Agdal, R., Midtgård, I. H., & Meidell, V. (2019). Can asset-based community development with children and youth enhance the level of participation in health promotion projects? A qualitative meta-synthesis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(19), 3778. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16193778 Available from https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/19/3778

Garoutte, L. (2018). The sociological imagination and community-based learning: Using an asset-based approach. Teaching Sociology, 46(2), 148-159. doi: 10.1177.0092055X117750453 Abstract available from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0092055X17750453

Myende, P.E. & Hlalele, D. (2018). Framing sustainable rural learning ecologies: A case for strength-based approaches. Africa Education Review, 15(3), 21-37. Doi: 10.1080/18146627.2016.1224598 Abstract available from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18146627.2016.1224598

Wicaksono, S. (2015). Asset based community development as a method to strengthen ASEAN economic community. Indonesian Journal of International Law, 13, 46-62. Abstract available from https://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/indjil13&div=8&g_sent=1&casa_token=&collection=journals

Asset-based approaches to health

Green-Harris, G., Coley, S. L., Koscik, R. L., Norris, N. C., Houston, S. L., Sager, M. A., . . . Edwards, D. F. (2019). Addressing disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and African-American participation in research: An asset-based community development approach. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 11(125). doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00125 Available from https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnagi.2019.00125

Syarifuddin, N. (2017). Asset-based community development (ABCD) model: An approach for improving environmental and behavioral health. Advanced Science Letters, 23(4), 3364-3366. Available from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318205175_Asset-based_community_development_ABCD_model_An_approach_for_improving_environmental_and_behavioral_health/link/5c99cfba92851cf0ae981f04/download

Webber, S., Butteris, S. M., Houser, L., Coller, K., & Coller, R. J. (2018). Asset-based community development as a strategy for developing local global health curricula. Academic Pediatrics, 18(5), 496-501. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.02.001 Available from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876285918300718

ABCD and faith based communities

Blickem, C., Dawson, S., Kirk, S., Vassilev, I., Mathieson, A., Harrison, R., . . . Lamb, J. (2018). What is asset-based community development and how might it improve the health of people with long-term conditions? A realist synthesis. SAGE Open, 8(3), 2158244018787223. doi: 10.1177/2158244018787223 Available from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2158244018787223

Barrett, A. (2013). Asset-based community development: A theological reflection. Church Urban Fund. Available from: https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/publications/publications-by-topic/Documents/ABCD_Theological_Reflection_2013.pdf

Church Urban Fund. (2013). Tackling poverty in England: An asset-based approach. Available from: https://www.cuf.org.uk/learn-about/publications/tackling-poverty-in-england-an-asset-based-approach

Rans, S., & Altman, H. (2002). Asset-based strategies for faith communities. Evanston: Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Available from https://www.weareonechurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Asset-Based-Strategies-for-Faith-Communities1.pdf

Magezi, V. (2017). Making community development at grassroots reality: Church-driven development approach in zimbabwe’s context of severe poverty. In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi, 51(1), 1-12. doi: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v51i1.2263

McKnight, J. (1989). Why “servanthood” is bad. The Other Side (January/February), 38-41. Available from https://mn.gov/mnddc/mcKnight/documents/Why_Servanthood_is_Bad.pdf

Van Gronigen, J. (2007). An introduction to asset based community development for church leaders. Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. Available from: https://communitiesfirstassociation.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/introtoabcdforchurchleaders.pdf

Other strengths-based approaches to working with communities

Aragón, A. O., & Kismadi, B. (2015). Capacity building for university-community engagement in Indonesia: The “Model Baru” and new possibilities for supporting local development. Washington, DC: Packard Foundation. Available from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/286918821_Capacity_Building_for_University-Community_Engagement_in_Indonesia_The_Model_Baru_and_new_possibilities_for_supporting_local_development              

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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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