What is…?

I do an occasional post as part of a series on “What is….?” about concepts and practices relevant to working with families and communities. They are quick introductions suitable for students or practitioners.

The following are links to all of them to date. Come back (or subscribe to my blog in the top right hand corner) as I’ll continue to add to the list.

What is (are)…

Alternatives to Violence Project workshops

Appreciative Inquiry

Asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)

Collective impact

Community capacity building

Community engagement (An introduction to community engagement)

Community engagement (Some definitions, mainly in relation to vertical community engagement)

Complex problems

Evidence-based practice

Evidence-based programs

Evidence-informed practice


5 styles of conflict management?

Kids’ Vegies on the Verge


Parenting styles

Power over; power with; power to and power within


Program fidelity

Program logic models

Social capital

Social models of health

The Spectrum of Public Participation

Strengths-based practice (A video lecture introduction)

Strengths Perspective


Transition Streets Challenge

Vertical and horizontal community engagement

World Cafe

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