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strength-based
collective

Find your strengths and inspire the world. 

what we do

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.

Strength-based resources
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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
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Reframing student behavior
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Access our 6-page guide which provides a detailed list of typical student behaviors often perceived as challenges along with a strength-based reframing for each behavior, highlighting the potential and needs behind each action. Designed specifically for educators, parents, and mental health professionals, this resource is perfect for team meetings, team workshops, parent-teacher conferences, or individual reflection. Submit your email below to download.

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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