Strengths Model

In Reports, Resources by Beyond Research

Author: Stella Jayanthi

In 2007, this paper advocated for a model in casework that focuses on strengths and harnessing the potential for change from within our clients. When using their own unique strengths and convictions, a more effective plan can be implemented. The principles of the strengths model are: to focus on the clients strengths, interests, abilities and capabilities, not upon their deficits, weaknesses or problems, clients have the capacity to learn, grow, and change,  the relationship between client and Community Worker is built on trust and collaboration, the client is viewed as the director of his family life, and the community is viewed as a source of potential resources in enabling the client to be independent.

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