Summer of fun: Citywide activities

Child Friendly Cardiff wants to reach as many children and young people as possible and support to have fun and nurture their social, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing over the Summer Holidays. To connect with as many people as possible, they are supporting a large number of organisations to provide a wide range of activities in all areas of the city… Read More

Stretching the Strengths Approach Imagination 

It is over 30 years since the publication of an influential paper by Ann Weick, Charles Rudd, Patrick Sullivan and Walter Kisthardt, which crystallized a case for a ‘strengths perspective’ in social work. This perspective evolved from a shared determination to turn away from a policy and practice focus on ‘problems’, ‘deficits’, ‘the negative aspects of peoples and society’ (Weick et al 1989, p. 350), and their disempowering mark. Weick et al (1989) situate this perspective as an expression of social work’s values, and as challenge to rethink professional and institutional power which diminishes a person’s capacity to be the expert in their own lives… Read More