Resources on using a strengths-based approach
- Think Local Act Personal: The Royal Society of Arts has published ‘The new social care: strengths-based approaches’, edited by TLAP co-chair and Shared Lives Plus CEO, Alex Fox.
- Tools such as the ROPES (resources, opportunities, possibilities, exceptions, and solutions) model4 have been developed to guide practitioners in a broader process of continually drawing on strengths. Using frameworks focused on strengths and weaknesses encourages a holistic and balanced assessment of the strengths and problems of an individual within a specific situation.
- Graybeal C (2001) ‘Strengths-based social work assessment: transforming the dominant paradigm’, Families in society: the journal of contemporary human services.
- Berg, C.J. (2009) ‘A comprehensive framework for conducting client assessments: highlighting strengths, environmental factors and hope’, Journal of Practical Consulting, vol 3, no 2, pp 9–13
- SocialCareWorker (2013) ‘Care bill paves way for strengths-based approach to care’.
- Community Catalysts, In Control, Inclusion North, Inclusive Neighbourhoods, Partners in Policymaking, Shared Lives Plus (2014) Strengths-based approach in the Care Bill.
- Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (2012) Insight: Strength-based approaches for working with individuals.
- Skills for Care (2014) Skills around the person: implementing asset-based approaches in adult social care and end of life care.
- Improvement & Development Agency and the Local Government Association (2010) A glass half-full: how an asset approach can improve community health and wellbeing.