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Find your strengths and inspire the world. 

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The Strength-Based Collective provides strength-based resources for educators, mental health providers, researchers, and parents to help you cultivate strengths in yourself, those around you, and especially within youth.

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strength-based research

We are excited to provide research to ground you in strength-based practices. Check out the literature to increase your knowledge, learn best practices, and make data-driven decisions.

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What are strength-based practices?

Download our FREE guide that serves as an introduction to strength-based practices so you can learn how to identify, understand, and nurture the strengths of youth.

Strength-based practices 101
what is a strength-based approach?

A strength-based approach values the skills, knowledge, connections, and potential of individuals or communities. It does not mean ignoring challenges or spinning struggles into strengths. The emphasis is on a positive outlook and goals.

Top five strengths

Only about 10% of people can identify their top five strengths.

(Buckingham & Clifton, 2001)

four key elements of
a strength-based approach
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FEATURED RESOURCE:
STRENGTHS OF THE PAST ACTIVITY Guide

This special edition Black History Month guide aims to shine a light on the lives and achievements of six influential figures in the fight for civil rights and social justice: Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Sojourner Truth. For each individual, you will find a short biography, a discussion on the strengths they demonstrated, and a set of activities designed to help students connect with the identified strengths. Through an exploration of the resilience, courage, and leadership of these icons, the guide engages students in a way that's both educational and inspiring.

Strength-based practices in schools

In educational settings, strength-based approaches have been found to improve academic achievement and attendance.

DID YOU KNOW...

(Mahoney & Vandiver, 2011)

READY TO CULTIVATE A STRENGTH-BASED CLASSROOM?

Download our FREE guide that serves as a step-by-step checklist to developing and sustaining a strength-based approach to teaching.

Strength-Based for Teachers
strength-based COLLECTIVE  briefs

Download the free SBC Briefs to increase your knowledge and application of strength-based practices.

Strength-based assessments
strength-based assessments

Access our favorite strength-based tools to help you name, know, and use your personal strengths to better your work and life.

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