Clan WA is committed to embracing and developing use of the Strengths Approach.

The Strengths Approach, is a way of working with people to enable change. It grows out of years of practice, reflection and learning. The pioneers of solution-focused and narrative practices and various social work frameworks have also informed the learning over the years.

The Strengths Approach focuses on working with people’s strengths and aspirations as a means to profound and meaningful change, as opposed to focus on problems and what people are doing wrong. In essence, it is about bringing hope.

The key principles of the Strengths Approach are:

  • Social justice
  • Respect
  • The sharing of power
  • An emphasis on people’s strengths and capacities as a means to change and growth
  • Inclusion and collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Self-determination