In addition to upholding the above principles, Asset Mapping is a key component of the ABCD approach. This consists of recognising the skills, talents, assets and capabilities of the individuals and the whole community (or group).
There are a range of ways to assist your community to identify their strengths and assets. Organise a focus group, hand out forms at the reception desk, have informal discussions with individuals at a community event, or ask for feedback on social media – the options are endless! Just be sure to make an effort to reach out to under-represented people and those who wouldn’t usually engage with the centre.
A few ideas that can be used to identify assets or strengths include: