Strengths- Based Perspective

You are about to embark on a voyage into the world of social challenges and the helping profession of social work. Given your current beliefs, please answer ONE of the following questions. You must also respond to at least one other learners post. (Your initial post should be 300 words or more and your response should be at least 200 words).

1. Why do we utilize the strengths-based perspective when working alongside our clients? This seems counter-intuitive to how our society is quick to point out limitations of individuals and groups. Explain your response.

2. How would you balance the strengths and challenges of your clients? Focusing simply on the strengths might actually do harm when we don’t acknowledge existing challenges. Explain your response.