Live WebinarsPractice of PsychotherapyThe Internet in PracticeGroup TherapyJungian AnalysisThe Conversational ModelSelf PsychologyNotions of SelfBrief Interpersonal Therapies Dialectical Behaviour TherapyCognitive Behavioural TherapyAccept. & Commit. TherapyProcess Oriented PsychologyNarrative TherapyPositive PsychotherapyGestalt TherapyReality Therapy PsychoanalysisCounsellingAttachmentFamily TherapyCouple Therapy Child and AdolescentEMDRBody Oriented TherapiesTranspersonal PsychotherapyAdvances in NeurosciencePsychopharmacologyGeneral Practice PhenomenologyAppreciative InquiryDreams and DreamingShamanic HealingArt TherapyMindfulnessYoga and TherapyExistential TherapyPsychosophyRefugee TraumaCross-Cultural ApproachesIndigenous CultureTestimonial TherapyReligion and SpiritualityKinesiologyAcupunctureExercise and Mental HealthHospitalisationNurses & Mental HealthSocial WorkForensic psychologyPatient & Client PerspectiveEthicsPhilosophy and the mindTributesEditors ReviewResources

Community Connections Inc: From Mediocrity to Valued Participation

Robyn Culver

Working with individuals in a personalized way requires a focus that moves from what funds can purchase to a framework of strengths that focuses on what each individual wants for their life including their dreams and goals. While focusing on broad dreams of living an independent life, the approach involves picking up readily achievable goals such as learning how to use an iron. By supporting individuals to achieve small, easily achievable goals, individual confidence is enhanced to strive further. Community Connections Inc, a Canberra based NGO introduced the Better Practice Project as the result of a review of the Mature Carers Project, instigating changes that enhanced agency role in the Canberra community. This paper presents outcomes of this review including a major cultural shift within the agency that resulted in staff being hired according to their value base rather than educational qualifications. As a management strategy, it is easier to broaden staff knowledge in respect of disability and its implications such as inclusion and valued participation, but is nearly impossible to develop values which are not aligned with those inherent to the work and the mission. The results of this project in the context of young people are significantly positive.

Recorded: July 2010 Brisbane, Australia
Coping Resilience & Hope Building, Asia Pacific Regional Conference
Organiser
: The Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice

Robyn Culver
Robyn  Culver
  more about this speaker
XShare
Click on a link above to share this page with your networking site.

Media     

TITLE SPEAKER DURATION
VideoCommunity Connections Inc: From Mediocrity to Valued ParticipationRobyn Culver23'03"
icon pdf.gifCommunity Connections Inc: From Mediocrity to Valued ParticipationRobyn Culver 
icon mp3.gifCommunity Connections Inc: From Mediocrity to Valued ParticipationRobyn Culver 


Top of page

Robyn Culver

Robyn Culver is the Executive Director of Community Connections Inc . Robyn has worked in both the ACT and southern and Regional NSW . Robyn delivers values based training in the field of aged and disability sectors.

Top of page
Subscribers
Login Here
Email
Password
Subscribe
Now
BENEFIT from
UNLIMITED ACCESS to our
GROWING VIDEO LIBRARY
 
 
 
$19.95 - Unlimited Access
 
 
 
$99.75 - Save 1 Month
 
 
 
$149.95 - Save 3 Months
Australia Society for Psychological MedicineANZAPWorld Council for PyschtherapyPACFABrisbane Institute of Strength Base PraticeISHHR - International Society for Health and Human RightWAS - World Association for Sexual HealthMissing of HopeAABCAPSTARTTSANSA