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ABCD in Action is your community - a place where we can learn from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).

"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org

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Talking Pieces

Started by Sheryl Johnson in Working in the Gap. Last reply by Sheryl Johnson on Friday. 8 Replies

Many of us have long used conversation circles to create inclusive environments, especially in the public sphere. I am wondering if anyone in the ABCD network has used a talking piece, often used in restorative justice contexts, to create a space…Continue


Started by Lis Agerup in Connecting Jan 6. 0 Replies

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU HERE AT ABCD IN ACTIONI wish in January to start a tiny voluntary Project in Luxor Egypt to get a clean city in the West Bank and involve the local business community, local volunteers and associations in the area, so we…Continue

Ideas for Consultations that are fun?

Started by Tammi O'Callaghan in Open Discussions. Last reply by Tammi O'Callaghan Dec 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi Gang,I'm going to hold an event after school as part of a consultation with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and I'm trying to find good strengths based activities that are fun but also get the information I need. We are going…Continue

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Asset Maps

Started by James Hampson in Working in the Gap. Last reply by James Hampson Feb 3. 3 Replies

Hello ABCD Fellows,|I've got a question about Asset Maps.  Once you've completed an asset mapping exercise how do you share that with the community?Do you use any specific online tools?  We've used google maps but the updates have made this a little…Continue




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