Tag Archives: Community work

Principle 2: Services will be flexible and creative

Part 3 of a series of posts based on nine principles for supporting permanent residents of caravan parks which are relevant to a range of other contexts. The first post introduced the context and listed the nine principles. Early on … Continue reading

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Principle 1: Services will make building strong relationships with residents a high priority

Part 2 of a series of posts based on nine principles for supporting permanent residents of caravan parks which are relevant to a range of other contexts. The first post introduced the context and listed the nine principles. Building a … Continue reading

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9 principles for supporting families and communities

In 2006 I helped facilitate a national forum for family and community workers supporting permanent residents of caravan parks. Through the forum we identified nine principles of promising practice for working with permanent residents of caravan parks. These principles, however, … Continue reading

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What is the Strengths Perspective?

The strengths perspective and strengths-based approaches  offer service providers ways of working that focus on strengths, abilities and potential rather than problems, deficits and pathologies (Chapin, 1995; Early & GlenMaye, 2000; Saleebey, 1992d; Weick et al., 1989). Since the mid 1980’s … Continue reading

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