Useful Resources & Links

ABCD International (Un)Conference -
21/22 September 2021

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"The ABCD Model in Leeds: Fostering a culture of change" - Verity O'Hara/Claire Evans (power point presentation)

"A Solution-focused Approach to ABCD" - Gerry Andrews (power point presentation)

"Open Plenary Session: Essential Elements of ABCD" - John McKnight (pdf)

"The Role of the Institution in ABCD" - Rory Wells (power point presentation)

ABCD Evaluation Report by Leeds Beckett University

The Leeds Beckett University Evaluation report on the ABCD Pathfinders in Leeds.

Introduction to ABCD powerpoint slides

This Handbook has been prepared to be used alongside the slides. It gives you more detail and some useful exercises and questions to work with. 

ABCD Practitioners Handbook
pdf to accompany the presentation

This Handbook has been prepared to be used alongside the slides. It gives you more detail and some useful exercises and questions to work with. 

Useful Videos 

"Want to Bring Out The Best in People? Start With Strengths" | Chris Wejr | TEDxLangleyED

"Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!" TEDtalk -

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Useful Documents

Participatory Community Building Toolkit

A comprehensive workbook full of exercises and tools to use when working with communities. Developed by Dee & Michelle at Jedar Institute.

Workbook from Jedar Institute

Asset-based Approaches in Service Settings pdf

This is really worth a read! It gives a good explanation of the role of ABCD and gives lots of service case studies

A Glass Half Full - how an asset approach can improve community health & wellbeing 

Good for ideas about techniques, eg. Asset Mapping. But also think in terms of ‘Mind Maps’, not just geographical maps or lists!!

Asset-Based Community Development for Local Authorities
pdf

From Client to Citizen - deepening the practice of asset-based practice and citizen-led development 
pdf

Good for the latest strategic thinking on the use of ABCD in Local Authorities 

A more detailed report from an international Conference on ABCD - but broadens thinking & understanding