PUB 655 Grand Canyon University Asset Based Community Development Discussion

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Sustainable community health strategies in economically diverse communities constitute the goal of public health. An international perspective is helpful to consider the diverse cultural beliefs, social systems, and values that make up a community. True transformation happens from within the community and includes intentional focus on the whole person and surrounding influences. Asset-based community development (ABCD) is an approach used to help facilitators focus on community assets rather than only discussing problems and needs. Evaluate and critique the ABCD approach. Is it realistic to think that poor communities have existing and unrecognized assets that can lead to economic opportunities? Discuss two benefits and two challenges when it comes to the effectiveness of ABCD in mobilizing communities for development.

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Read "A Basic Guide to ABCD Community Organizing," by McKnight, located on the DePaul University website.

URL:https://resources.depaul.edu/abcd-institute/publications/publications-by-topic/Documents/A%20Basic%20Guide%20to%20ABCD%20Community%20Organizing(3).pdf


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Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is one of the most recognized
approaches to sustainable community-driven development. Besides mobilizing a community, the
approach seeks to integrate micro-assets into the macro environment (Nurture Development,
n.d.). ABCD is founded on the premise that if unidentified assets are recognized and mobilized
to drive development in a community, success is likely. Therefore, the approach can help to
address challenges and boost social and economic development at the local level. The approach
utilizes the assets within a community and mobilizes its members, associations, and institutions
to work in collaboration in order to identify and develop their strengths (Nurture Development,
n.d.). Experts encourage this approach an...


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