New to ABCD: What resources would you recommend?

ABCD in Action
ABCD in Action
@abcd-in-action
2 years ago
12 posts

What resources would you recommend for someone who is just learning about ABCD?


updated by @abcd-in-action: 10/26/16 02:23:46PM
Mac Johnson
Mac Johnson
@mac-johnson
last year
7 posts

I like the attached ABCD summary (2p PDF) from the Handbook of Applied Development Science (2 vols., 2002), under the "American Tradition of Community Development."  It makes a useful distinction between "Targeted Asset Mapping" and "Visionary Asset Mapping."

Dee Brooks
Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
last year
83 posts

Thanks Mac, I really like that wording! At a practical level, this is what I teach/do and I have used the word "targeted" in the past & "whole of community" for a larger view but to differentiate by using the words target and visionary is well, visionary! Haha!

One of our best ABCD resources in Australia, even though it is quite old now, would have to be "Making Headway" - there are things I would change over the past decade but, it still stands pretty strong! 

pdf
ABCD Toolkit.pdf  •  1.4MB

Dee Brooks
Dee Brooks
@dee-brooks
last year
83 posts

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Mac Johnson
Mac Johnson
@mac-johnson
last year
7 posts

Asset Mapping short video

(0:03:47) via YouTube, by Occupy Sydney, on FaithInAction.net.au  This web page & video provide a good introduction and links.

"...If you have a small group of 4 or 5 people, I would contend that you have more resources in that group -- if you harness them fully -- than are needed to address (a social challenge)...""


updated by @mac-johnson: 07/26/18 08:57:14AM
Graeme Stuart
Graeme Stuart
@graeme-stuart
10 months ago
5 posts

Hi, I've created a reading list of over 100 resources on ABCD which you can find at https://sustainingcommunity.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/abcd-reading-list/

Regards
Graeme

Kenneth Wyrick
Kenneth Wyrick
@kenneth-wyrick
4 weeks ago
1 posts

Graeme, 

thank you so much for your link to the abcd-reading-list

i'm looking at it and would love to have a way to explore each and every resource

how about we put the files into a database?

or maybe they are already in a database.

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Because it is quite a long list I have grouped them under the following headings:

  1. Some places to start
  2. General ABCD resources freely available on the internet
  3. General ABCD resources not freely available on the internet
  4. Asset-based approaches to health
  5. Other strengths-based approaches to working with communities
  6. Posts from this blog about asset-based community-driven development and strengths-based approaches

They are listed alphabetically under each heading (except for the ones in Some places to start)

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 export to SCORM and html5, plus other formats

my latest install is of Sahana Eden and i need to add Ushahidi
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Mac Johnson your link does not work anymore.

Graeme Stuart
Graeme Stuart
@graeme-stuart
3 weeks ago
5 posts

Thanks Kenneth

I'm open to the idea. I have them all listed in Endnote but it doesn't have much information in it besides the bibliographical details.

What sort of details were you thinking of including?

The biggest problem for me would be finding time to do much.

Regards
Graeme

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