➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Words Matter: A Strengths-Based Approach for Family Foster Care (Opinion)
Chronicle of Social Change – August 11, 2016
The social work profession emphasizes the strengths-based approach, understanding that while individuals, families, and communities have challenges or needs (not weaknesses), it is essential to recognize the positives. These can be relationships, resources, abilities, skills, knowledge, and networks. In child welfare, strengths-based words and expressions remind us that we are serving children and families who deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.