ABCD Asia Pacific

Supporting others and ourselves to discover and mobilise community strengths.

The ABCD Asia Pacific Network is a group well versed in ABCD. We offer support, share successes and help with challenges and evaluation.

Welcome to ABCD Asia Pacific! Please help by sharing news and updates.


Welcome! This website is to encourage discussion, share information and to support communities and ABCD practitioners throughout the Asia Pacific Region!


There are also other ways you can connect with us:


For a global perspective, join the ABCD In Action & ABCD Europe Ning groups


You can also check out the Useful Links section! Ask questions! Find answers! Find Events to attend! Participate! Enjoy!


To request or discuss the possibilities for special features or events on the site please contact Janice Jones (Site Administrator)

Warm good wishes to all ABCD' ers!


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Useful Links

Created by Dee Brooks Jul 22, 2009 at 9:16pm. Last updated by Michelle Dunscombe Mar 11.

Welcome to the Network

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The Key Principles

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Blog Posts

Thinking differently about community capitals

For anyone interested, I will be submitting my PhD thesis by the middle of this year.  The thesis is a strength based case study titled:


Expanding the lens of community capitals: understanding how governance works in three faith-based schools in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. 

Posted by Raymond David Bartell on March 25, 2015 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

The Power of Small Steps!

When traveling around the country, delivering ABCD workshops, I often hear people say, "I've heard great ABCD stories but it all seems too big for my little community" or, "People aren’t interested, where do I start?"


I was reminded of this yesterday when wrapping up a 3 day Person-Centred, Community-Driven training for Early Linkers, (who work with families who have a child under 8 years of age, with a disability), when one of the participants asked how you link a family…


Posted by Dee Brooks on March 21, 2015 at 11:40am


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Strengths-based approaches to critical issues in community

Hi All,I have had a request from a member who is develop some community and strengths-based approaches to child poverty, child abuse and youth suicide with a consortium...Does anyone have any resources, weblinks etc that they could share around these huge areas?Regards,Dee...See More
Apr 10
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"Oh wow! This sounds exciting, Janice! I look forward to hearing more!"
Apr 10
Meredith budge is attending Michelle Dunscombe's event

ABCD & Art of Hosting Introduction Workshops - Whittlesea, Victoria at Whittlesea Community Activity Centre

April 20, 2015 to April 21, 2015
Come and learn how Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) is a powerful approach to community work that focuses on discovering and mobilising the resources already present in a community.Explore how facilitating interactive workshops and group processes is good sense when bring stakeholders together to create innovative solutions.Facilitation requires different skills to presenting and public speaking and a skillful facilitator draws on a variety of processes to promote discussion &…See More
Apr 6
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"Will be working with Indigenous Youth and Kindergarten after Easter: living storybooks and artworks - powerful community building."
Apr 1

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