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Strengths and asset based practice

Strength based approaches in social work practice focus on the assets of people, as opposed to their deficits. This also involves working in partnership; working ‘with’ as opposed to ‘doing to or for’. It is also associated with ‘resilience’, which is the capacity for people to develop and grow in the face of challenges. Particularly important about the concept of resilience, is that it should instill a sense of hope. (DHSC, 2018)