Forum Activity for @allison-lourash

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
06/13/22 06:39:24PM
15 posts

Block Connector Platform?


Open Discussions

Welcome Brianne- I do not know of anyone using that site although I have seen it advertised before. Others use more of an open-ended approach. Have you connected with Howard Lawrence who runs the Block Connector program for the City of Edmonton Canada? I would suggest that would be a useful connection as they use a connecting card- https://www.edmonton.ca/public-files/assets/document?path=PDF/ACE-BlockConnectorsResourceGuide.pdf

You could build an internal database similar to the block connector software too- as a fellow Wisconsinite I would be happy to chat about what that could look like.

Allison Lourash, PhD

Community Scholar-Practitioner

www.lourash.com

715-205-7305

allison@lourash.com

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
02/01/22 07:09:31AM
15 posts

ABCD And Policy


ABCD and Institutions (Universities, Hospitals, Government, Libraries, NGOs, etc.)

Hello Fasoranti- citizen-driven policy is very much in alignment with ABCD and I think about this mainly at a local level- a group of youth who are involved in changing a local council policy that impacts them for example. I also think about work I am involved in around paying community members (including youth) for their work when institutions are wanting citizens to sit on committees and provide input. There are some academic journal articles that relate to this I can send if you would like. I think there is a great opportunity to develop a citizen drive policy framework that aligns with ABCD.

-Allison

alourash@gmail.com

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
01/31/22 03:18:52PM
15 posts

My street neighboring project: what to name it, how to fund it, and how to measure it?


ABCD and Community Organizing/Engagement

Joel- do some of these things need to be defined before engaging the neighborhood? Could it be more impactful if those initially engaged decide these?

In terms of evaluation, how do you define social trust?  You could do interviews or open-ended surveys at points in time and collect themes to see if they align with your outcomes.  -Allison

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
05/25/21 07:51:18PM
15 posts

Would love some feedback on a project!!


Asset Mapping & Gift Inventories

Hi Amy- are you asking if asset mapping or another approach would be appropriate? I would think that it would be a way to engage citizens on what is already available as well as the gifts of individuals. There are numerous resources on how to asset map on this site but I would be happy to send you some as part of a project I am working on- allison@lourash.com.

-Allison

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
05/11/21 12:54:08PM
15 posts

ABCD and Service Clubs


Open Discussions


I am curious if any ABCD practitioners/consultants have worked with Service Clubs like Kiwanis or Rotary to explore their role in communities?  I am currently working on a project with one of the groups across their international network to address some other related things and wonder if there is an opportunity there.

Thanks- Allison

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
01/01/21 02:55:29PM
15 posts

youth and ABCD


ABCD and Youth

This popped up in my alerts today

Assets Perspective on Exploring the Path of Children's Social Development A case study of the T Community "doll court" Project

ABSTRACT. Communities are the main environment in which children live. Community assets may affect children’s social development. However, there are still relatively few studies on how community assets, especially community legal assets, affect children’s social development. Therefore, this research analyzes how the T community "Doll Court" project excavated community legal assets and other community assets to achieve the purpose of promoting children's social development, and discussed the path of children's social development from the asset-oriented perspective.

https://francis-press.com/uploads/papers/CgDl6ajT8cXEJodtm9nzzlvOFoeDsBGUyl54bOtq.pdf

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
11/29/20 07:38:27AM
15 posts

youth and ABCD


ABCD and Youth

Found this while cleaning out my bookmarks

Tugela Pre-Vocational School uses ABCD process to see entrepreneurial opportunities


https://northernnatalnews.co.za/239686/using-abcd-to-see-entrepreneurial-opportunities#.W3uRv8f7S00.facebook

Allison Lourash
@allison-lourash
08/16/20 06:24:48AM
15 posts

Looking for a curriculum or model based on ABCD to use with youth leadership....thanks


ABCD and Youth

While not a straightforward curriculum, this report from a group in Canada discusses multiple approaches when working with youth-

Strength-Based Approaches - Improving the Lives of our Children and Youth

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