"The strengths perspective demands a different way of looking at individuals, families and communities. All must be seen in the light of their capacities, talents, competencies, possibilities, visions, values and hopes, however dashed and distorted through circumstance, oppression and trauma. The strengths approach requires an accounting of what people know and can do, however small that may sometimes seem."
We do this in three-ways. 1. We view each person as a unique individual, created by God, with their own special interests, talents and purpose in life. 2. Every child and family that comes for help must be empowered to make their own changes. 3. We believe resources are everywhere. There is no person, environment, or situation where there are absolutely no resources for change.
Take Away: The strengths approach requires an accounting of what people know and can do, however small that may sometimes seem.
(The picture with this post is of a Patrick Henry Boys & Girls Homes' resident who recently graduated from a Nursing program.)
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