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Apply strengths-based approaches to your practice

24 April 2019

Apply strengths-based approaches to your practice

Strengths-based practice is a collaborative process between a person supported by services and those supporting them. It allows them to work together, drawing upon a person’s strengths and assets to achieve positive outcomes.

The recent publication of the Department of Health and Social Care Strengths-based approach practice framework and handbook aims to give support to social care professionals in applying a strengths-based approach to their work with adults.

To support this, we have brought together a package of learning resources and training opportunities to enable social care practitioners to embed strengths-based approaches. This includes training workshops and multi-media learning resources, such as publications, blogs, podcasts and more.  

The introduction of the Care Act 2014, with its focus on wellbeing and early intervention, has required local authorities to consider a person’s own strengths and capabilities, as well as support available from a wider support network or within the community in meeting the outcomes they want to achieve. Many different approaches can be described as strengths-based, including asset-based community development, family group conferencing, risk enablement and appreciative inquiry.

Read more about strengths-based practice.


Strengths-based approaches workshops and learning resources

At Research in Practice for Adults, we have a number of learning resources and training opportunities to enable social care practitioners to embed strengths-based approaches:

Podcasts

Publications

Webinars

Workshops

Commission Research in Practice for Adults to deliver in-house workshops to support your organisational learning and development needs. This includes:


To find out more about Research in Practice for Adults work to support strengths-based practice contact us via ask@ripfa.org.uk.

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