Strengths-based, asset-based approaches

Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice

Propagates, and Supports Strengths Based Human Resource Development Through Strengths-Based Strategies, Appreciative Inquiry, Asset Based Community Development and Counselling Approaches

The Brisbane Institute has been honoured with membership in the International Congress and Convention Association

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Brisbane Institute Strengths Strategies – Strengths Approach, Human Resource

Development, Social change, Transition societies, Role of youth, Entrepreneurship development, Governance and people strengthening practices, Volunteers development

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Strengths Based Practice and Approach in NDIS Australia

Strengths-based practice is an important approach within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. The NDIS is a government-funded program that provides support and services to individuals with disabilities, focusing on enhancing their independence, well-being, and participation in the community.

In the context of the NDIS, strengths-based practice involves recognizing and leveraging the strengths, capabilities, and goals of individuals with disabilities, as well as their support networks. It emphasizes a person-centered approach, where the individual and their family or carers are active participants in decision-making and planning processes.

Here are some key aspects of strengths-based practice within the NDIS:

  1. Individualized Planning: The NDIS encourages the development of individualized plans for each participant, taking into account their strengths, preferences, and goals. The planning process involves identifying and maximizing the person’s existing abilities and resources, rather than solely focusing on their limitations.
  2. Person-Centered Approach: Strengths-based practice within the NDIS emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique needs, aspirations, and circumstances of each individual. It promotes a collaborative relationship between the participant, their family or carers, and service providers to co-design supports that build upon the person’s strengths.
  3. Goal Setting and Skill Development: The NDIS supports individuals in setting meaningful goals and aspirations that reflect their strengths and interests. It aims to develop their skills, capabilities, and independence in various areas of life, such as education, employment, social participation, and daily living.
  4. Building Natural Supports and Community Connections: Strengths-based practice recognizes the importance of natural supports within an individual’s community and social networks. It encourages the development of relationships, connections, and community involvement that can provide ongoing support and opportunities for growth.
  5. Flexibility and Choice: The NDIS aims to provide participants with choice and control over the supports and services they receive. This aligns with the strengths-based approach, which acknowledges that individuals are experts in their own lives and should have the freedom to make decisions that align with their strengths and values.
  6. Collaboration and Collaboration: Strengths-based practice within the NDIS promotes collaboration and partnership between participants, their families, support coordinators, service providers, and the broader community. It recognizes the value of multidisciplinary teamwork and shared decision-making to achieve positive outcomes.

Overall, the strengths-based approach in the NDIS seeks to empower individuals with disabilities by focusing on their strengths, aspirations, and goals. By leveraging their capabilities and supporting their self-determination, the NDIS aims to enable greater independence, well-being, and inclusion in society.

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Strengths Based Practice and Approach International Conferences 

The International Conferences of Strengths Based Practice are gatherings that bring together professionals, practitioners, researchers, and advocates from various fields to explore and promote the principles and applications of strengths-based approaches in different domains. These conferences serve as a platform for sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and fostering collaboration in order to enhance positive outcomes in individuals, organizations, and communities.

Strengths-based practice is an approach that focuses on identifying and building upon the strengths, abilities, and resources of individuals, rather than solely focusing on their deficits or problems. It emphasizes a shift from a problem-focused perspective to a more empowering and solution-oriented one. The conferences aim to highlight and advance this philosophy by showcasing innovative practices, research findings, and success stories from around the world.

During the conferences, participants engage in a range of activities such as keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. Renowned experts and practitioners in the field are invited to deliver keynote speeches, sharing their insights and experiences. Panel discussions provide a platform for in-depth conversations on specific topics related to strengths-based practice, where diverse perspectives are explored.

Workshops are an integral part of these conferences, offering practical skills, tools, and techniques that attendees can apply in their respective fields. These interactive sessions often involve hands-on activities, case studies, and group exercises to facilitate learning and encourage active participation.

Poster sessions provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their work through visual displays, fostering dialogue and knowledge sharing. Attendees can engage with presenters, ask questions, and exchange ideas during these sessions.

Networking is a significant aspect of the conferences, enabling participants to connect with like-minded professionals, forge collaborations, and establish new partnerships. These interactions often lead to the formation of international networks and ongoing communities of practice dedicated to strengths-based approaches.

The International Conferences of Strengths Based Practice cover a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including psychology, social work, education, healthcare, community development, organizational management, and more. By bringing together professionals from diverse backgrounds, these conferences create a vibrant and multidisciplinary platform for learning, collaboration, and advancement of strengths-based practices worldwide.

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Dr Venkat Pulla NAPSWI Lifetime Achievement Award: Lecture on: “A Personal transformational opportunity through a social work career”

President and Foundation Professor:
Venkat Pulla, MA, PhD 

Dr Venkat Pulla is a TISS alumnus. He teaches and writes in social work ethics, human rights cross cultural competencies in Australia and teaches grounded theory globally through master classes of 15- 30 hours. He Is…

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