In many ways, the network of relationships to share strengths and resources to meet needs is a community’s greatest asset. Leveraging the existing community web in the planned change process can often be more sustainable and work toward the goals of empowerment and social justice. For this discussion, please answer the following questions:
- In the activity, several tangible and intangible assets were shared across this community. How did the activity expand your ideas of assets that could be utilized in a planned change process? Or, if it didn’t expand your ideas, how can services make better use of the assets already in client communities?
- Describe an example of a service organization (any type: clinical, advocacy, basic needs, justice, health related, etc.) that in some way strengthens networks of relationships to leverage community or organizational assets.