Strengths-based practice towards human wellbeing: future directions

Francis, Abraham P., and Pulla, Venkat (2014) Strengths-based practice towards human wellbeing: future directions. In: Francis, Abraham P., Pulla, Venkat, Clark, Michael, Mariscal, E. Susana, and Ponnuswami, Ilango, (eds.) Advancing Social Work in Mental Health through Strengths-Based Practice. Primrose Hall, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, pp. 318-329.

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[Extract] The authors of this particular anthology of writings are all concerned scholars in the field of mental health and have been searching for meaningful ways to improve the wellbeing of the human kind. Our chosen paths, journeys and distances that we took have been different, but the destination seems to be the same; of wanting to gaze toward a future that would not have to be through a crystal ball. If we searched through each chapter the emerging keywords that we all seem to have grappled with are Strengths-based practice, coping and resilience, and hope and wellbeing social work. Therefore we ask the following questions and attempt to answer these in this last chapter.

Is there a methodology that allows us to talk about how things could be? When no one previously contemplated about these things? How can our social work practice be strengthened by the difficult situations that we encounter, 'just as a bonfire in a strong wind not blown out, but blazes even brighter?' (Pulla, Chenoweth, Francis, Bakaj, 2012, pvii).

Item ID: 33974
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-312-23230-3
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 01:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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