STRENGTHS BASED PRACTICE IN SOCIAL WORK
AND HUMAN SERVICES
conference celebrates Strengths Based Practices in
Social Work and Human Services that work with
individuals, groups and communities and showcases the
best professional and expert practitioners from
Australia, South Asia, The United States of America and
the Asia Pacific Region. The Conference is organised by
the Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practices
(Inc) and Nepal based NGOs and School of Social Work.
and endorsed by several others.
This conference aims to create a global
interconnectedness between people seeking solutions for
their local problems. It promotes a resilience approach
as opposed to simply meeting deficits. We don’t intend
asking at this conference ‘what problems do we have?’
Instead we ask, ‘what strengths do we have which allowed
us to remain resilient despite the challenges we face?’
Unprecedented global transformations have occurred in
the last two decades of the last century. Some societies
are still reeling in their aftermath. People are asking
for peace, sustainability and are looking forward for
solutions that promote self reliance. There is a true
global hunger for leadership and collective wisdom that
can actively re-engage individuals, groups and
communities, in our societies. The search is on for
strengths- based practices at local, national and global
levels, for strategies and actions that work.
Presentations may take a range of formats including
Strengths-based narratives; discussion of methodology
and theory and discussion of research and outcomes.
Practical papers should include discussion of the
following: What were the goals of the practice? What
strategies were used? How were the target individuals /
group/ community empowered as a result of this practice?
What lasting outcomes have resulted from the practice?
(This may form the basis of discussion within the
sessions.) From July onwards watch our website for