Resources for building people’s strength

Innovative Resources is a provider of therapeutic, educational and tactical tools designed for people working with children, youth, families and the community.

Resources for empowering positive change

Innovative Resources creates materials, tools and delivers training to help empower people and inspire positive life actions.

A publishing arm of Anglicare Victoria, global provider Innovative Resources offers strengths-based practice tools that support people to make meaningful changes in their lives.

These internationally recognised tools are favoured by social workers, psychologists, counsellors, therapists, educators and human services workers. They play a vital role in their toolkits because when people use them and see what happens, light-bulb moments occur.


Exploring Shame in schools

Exploring Shame in schools

May 31st, 2022

Feelings of shame can be heightened as children and young adults start to compare themselves to others. As children grow, they become more aware of what is considered normal—if their experiences and feelings don’t fit into this version of ‘normal’, this may result in …Read more

Supervision and the art of questioning

Supervision and the art of questioning

May 31st, 2022

At any given moment in a supervision session, we may find ourselves wondering, ‘What is the most useful question I could ask right now?’ This, however, begs another question: ‘What do we mean by a useful question?’ Questions are fundamental in constructing—and changing—social realities. …Read more

Exploring Shame with Michael Derby – an interview

May 10th, 2022

This month we launch our latest resource – Exploring Shame – a game changer for therapists, counsellors, carers and teachers. We talk with lead author Michael Derby on his motivation for producing the resource.   1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself …Read more

Exploring Shame – a preview

April 12th, 2022

Shame is a common emotion experienced by almost everyone at some point, it can feel painful and uncomfortable. Shame can erode our sense of self, creating feelings of humiliation, embarrassment or unworthiness. It can also lead to harmful or destructive behaviours and yet we …Read more


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