Strengths-based Interventions

This sub-programme explores strengths that Individuals, families, communities, and institutions can utilise to promote positive outcomes when understood and applied correctly. Strengths-based interventions do not try to ignore the challenges and difficulties; merely by enabling the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential of people and communities rather than their limits, people are empowered to learn, develop and change. The importance of the environment and the multiple contexts that might influence people’s lives is also acknowledged and explored.  A process of quality intervention development and evaluation is adopted, with the aim of contributing towards evidence-based practice.

 

Recent publications

2017

A strengths-based group intervention for women who experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Walker-Williams, H.J., & Fouché, A.

Research on Social Work Practice
2016
2016
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Members

Prof. A. (Ansie) Fouche

Sub-programme leader

ansie.fouche@nwu.ac.za

Prof. L.C. (Linda) Theron

Extraordinary professor

http://lindatheron.org/

Dr H. (Hayley) Walker-Williams

Researcher

hayley.williams@nwu.ac.za

Dr E. (Elmien) Truter

Researcher

Dr. E. (Elmari) Deacon

Researcher

elmari.deacon@nwu.ac.za

Prof. R. (Robbie) Gilligan

Extraordinary professor

Prof. D. (David) Segal

Extraordinary Professor

www.endo.co.za

Prof. M. (Michael) Steger

Extraordinary professor

http://www.michaelfsteger.com/

Prof. B. (Bruce) Thyer

Extraordinary professor

Prof. F. (Franziska) Meinck

Extraordinary Professor

https://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/people/profile/meinck.html

M. (Marinda) Henning

Researcher

B. (Baaqira) Ebrahim

Researcher