(Published 2009)  Available in both English and Spanish

This article offers a framework for collaborative family-centered practice that can reinvigorate work with families who have not responded to more traditional approaches. Collaborative Helping is grounded in family-centered principles that include:

  • striving for cultural curiosity,
  • believing in resourcefulness,
    working in partnership, and
  • greater accountability to the clients serves.

Based on the assumption that clients often have abilities, skills, and wisdom that are obscured and unavailable to them, collaborative inquiry is a process of joint exploration to elicit those capacities and bring them into constructive use.

View PDF at: Collaborative-Helping-Handout_tc9

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