The strengths approach is a way of working with people to bring about change. It is an approach that is primarily dependent upon positive attitudes about people’s dignity, capacities, rights, uniqueness and commonalities. It emphasises people’s ability to be their own agents of change by creating conditions that enable them to control and direct the processes of change they engage in. It creates conditions that enable people to identify, value and mobilise their strengths and capacities in the process of change. It provides and mobilises resources in a way that complements people’s existing strengths and resources as opposed to
compensating for perceived deficits.
This set includes:
54 cards to produce positive solutions to problems using our strengths. These 54 cards each contain an adorable looking animal with a written positive concept underneath. Each card reinforces the important principle: we all have strengths!
36 cards to help participants build on their strengths. Everyone has strengths! Sometimes they are hidden and sometimes they shine like blazing lights. And sometimes, especially when things get tough, we may wonder where our strengths have gone!
42 cards based on values, ideal for Circle Time. Circle Time is a much-loved approach to group facilitation that is used in school classrooms, dispute resolution, mediation, juvenile justice, reconciliation processes and restorative justice practice.
Small cards – POWERFUL questions for BIG changes. The right question at the right time can open us up to fresh ways of seeing a situation. A question can stop our tired and negative thought patterns in their tracks. Suddenly, we see possibilities that we simply did not think of before.