Friday, March 22, 2013
This is to announce that a new three principles article (actually, a chapter) appears in the Sixth Edition of the book, The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, edited by Dennis Saleeby. Authored by Drs. Diane McMillen of Washburn University and Jack Pransky, chapter 13 is titled, "Exploring the True Nature of Internal Resilience: A View from the Inside-Out." This is a very well-respected and widely read book in the social work field and we are honored to be part of it and have the opportunity to spread the word about the power of the three principles, especially in a field that makes a huge difference in people's lives.
Here is an excerpt:
"...consider this: Might the outside-in, strengths-building approach also inadvertently carry with it the subtle message that people lack something that they need to gain from outside themselves? For example, if we assume people need life skills to make it in the world, are we also saying, subtly, that they presently lack something that we need to give them to succeed? Or, if a child grows up in an unhealthy environment, are we saying, subtly, that...