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.

LATEST BLOG

Exploring Shame with Michael Derby – an interview

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

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

The Ideas Bank

The Ideas Bank

March 18th, 2022

Getting the most out of your card set? Many of the Innovative Resources card sets have an accompanying Ideas Bank – a quick list of things to try in different settings. So whether you need a handy quick reference, a nudge or some inspiration, …Read more

Steal like an artist…or a social worker, or a teacher?

Steal like an artist…or a social worker, or a teacher?

March 15th, 2022

Over the weekend I read Austin Kleon’s book, Steal like an artist, in which he says that creative people are excellent burglars. He reckons they steal everything—ideas, structures, techniques and inspiration. This is not plagiarism because they take the ideas of others and remix …Read more

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