Strength-Based Research in a Deficits-Oriented Context
Child & Youth Services
In this article, the author focuses on strength-based practices across the human services which are overwhelmingly deficit-oriented. Topics discussed include its relation with the ideologies of efficiency and effectiveness; effects of entrenching an expert-driven knowledge generation process; and contributions of resiliency research on instances where traditional research approaches forecast deficit whereas young people defy such forecast and achieve positive outcomes.
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Kiaras Gharabaghi & Ben Anderson-Nathe (2017) Strength-based research in a deficits-oriented context, Child & Youth Services, 38:3, 177-179.