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Welcome to ‘The Scaling Kit’ web-based app!

15/05/2018 - Posted by Georgena

Scaling is a simple, highly visual and easily understood way of measuring and evaluating anything. Look around and you will see scaling being used in countless ways every day. A wall of a hospital might show a big temperature gauge to measure how fundraising …Read more

What’s different about the new edition of Reflexions?

09/04/2018 - Posted by Georgena

If you are a youth worker, counsellor, mentor, teacher, chaplain or welfare coordinator in a school, chances are you’ve come across the Reflexions cards somewhere along the line. You may even have a set kicking around in your tool bag of resources. A new …Read more

Topping the list with ‘LOVE’

06/03/2018 - Posted by Georgena

SOON Article from the archives (April 2015, issue 76) Nicole Rotarua got in touch during a short break in Nairobi, Kenya. Here’s her moving account of a team building session in Sudan. Since 2013 I have been working in the Nuba Mountains, a site of war and …Read more

C’mon, Mums and Dads—get your play groove on at home!

02/02/2018 - Posted by Georgena

Think back to when you were a young child. Can you remember playing with your parents, perhaps particularly with your mother? Or if you are a parent or grandparent now, do you play with a baby or pre-schooler in your family? Perhaps peekaboo behind …Read more

‘Reflexions’ hits the street with a brand new look

02/02/2018 - Posted by Georgena

Becoming an independent individual is a complex and sometimes difficult journey. Who am I? What am I feeling? What is important to me? What choices and changes do I want? Where am I at and where am I heading? Reflexions can help young people …Read more

Using ‘Paperworks’ in Strengths-based Practice

31/08/2017 - Posted by Georgena

All of the tools published by Innovative Resources have grown out of, or are compatible with, strengths-based practice. Also known as the ‘strengths approach’, this is a way of working that focusses primarily on strengths and hopeful possibilities. It does not ignore difficulties or challenges but the …Read more

Aboriginal Girls Circle

01/09/2016 - Posted by Georgena

In researching for an article on the subject of circle work, being the theory and practice that sits behind Innovative Resources’ Strengths in Circles card set, we came across a wonderful video capturing an Aboriginal Girl’s Circle in Australia. Of course it was no surprise to …Read more

Living Questions … Are we there yet?

17/12/2015 - Posted by Georgena

‘Are we there yet?’ Every parent has heard this question from the back of the car once the two minutes of ‘Eye Spy’ have worn off. Maybe questions like this never quite go away but they just change form as we hit adolescence. They …Read more

Strengths in Circles

13/08/2015 - Posted by Georgena

CIRCLES APPROACHES What are circle approaches, and how are they used? The use of circles in groups is timeless and is an integral part of many indigenous cultures.  Circles approaches aim to maximise participation in groups by creating safe spaces for participants to talk honestly and be …Read more

Facilitation DAZE – what is all the hype about?

21/05/2015 - Posted by Georgena

From our May Facilitation DAZE… Last week another band of fearless facilitators braved the Beehive training room to engage in some ‘seriously optimistic’ learning, sharing and knowledge building around a strengths based, solution focused approach to facilitating group work. Twelve St Luke’s staff, joined by four external participants, …Read more