Applying a Strengths-based Approach in Professional Practice
This workshop will focus on the delivery of Family and Human Service work that targets older adults. A comparison between Traditional Models of practice and Strengths-Based Approaches will be explored including the nature of service delivery and multidimensional impacts on clients as they relate to contemporary guidelines for professionals. Evidence on why Strengths-Based Approaches are particularly effective in work with older adults will be provided alongside an in-depth discussion on the fundamental aspects within this model of practice. An interactive component will be offered to extend discussion and allow for the application of newly acquired knowledge to various case studies provided by presenters. In closing, presenters will engage attendees in a critical analysis to explore aspects of this model that professionals should be especially mindful of in attempts to provide services that are inclusive and that refrain from perpetuating inequalities embedded within surrounding social systems.
2nd annual Social Gerontology Conference
Zorotovich, Jennifer, Nadia Flanigan.
"Applying a Strengths-based Approach in Professional Practice."
School of Human Ecology Faculty Presentations.