Recognising and Evolving Local-lateral Links

Between Various Support Processes

 

 

       Written 2009. Last update, April, 2014.

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The following material draws upon ideas and frameworks from Professor Protacio-De Castro and others’ book ‘Integrated Child Centred Approaches in Children’s Work’ (Protacio-De Castro, E.; Balanon, F.A.G.; Zenaida, A; Camaco, V.; Ong, M.G.; Verba, A. A.; Yacat, J.A., 2000.).

 

 

This page may be usefully read in association with the following pages:

 

Rapid Assessing of Local Wellness Psycho-Social Resources & Resilience Following Disasters

 

Interfacing Alternative and Complementary Wellbeing Ways For Local Wellness

 

Government and Facilitating Grassroots Action

 

 

The following table from Protacio-De Castro et al (2000) sets out differences between three differing paradigms used by Aid Organisations and other entities in the East Asia Oceania Australasia Region. It may be used as a guide to action research in interfacing between complementary Wellbeing Ways for Local Wellness.

 

 

SUPPORT PARADIGMS

 

 

BIOMEDICAL

 

SOCIAL WELFARE

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL

ENABLING OF   SELF-HELP  & MUTUAL-HELP NETWORKING

 

 

APPROACH

 

 

Biomedical

 

 

 

Physical

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend to damaged part

 

 

Diagnose and Prescribe

 

 

 

Social work

 

Community Development

 

Physical & social

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help whole

 

 

Diagnose and Prescribe

 

Living System Wellness

 

 

 

Psycho-social emotional physical

 

Living well with family and community in our place - wellness

 

Enabling whole system to help itself

 

Sensing the multi-causal whole-of-it and being guided by context on how to use or adapt healing ways that have worked in other contexts

 

 

META–ACTION

 

 

Intervening

 

 

Intervening

 

Enabling

 

PERSPECTIVES

 

 

Doctor’s perspective

 

Social Workers &

Community Developer’s

Perspective

 

 

Sensing through Local Perspectives:

 

o  Child’s

o  Adolescents

o  Older People’s Perspective

o  Living System wellness perspective

o  Rights perspective

 

 

VIEW OF THE CHILD ADOLESCENTS AND OLDER PEOPLE

 

 

As vulnerable

The problem to be cured

 

As vulnerable

 

The problem needing:

 

o Relief

o Protection

o Rehabilitation

 

 

 

As the solution

 

As personally and communally having:

 

  • Rights
  • Competencies
  • Capacities
  • Resources
  • Resilience

 

who may use our enabling support if they want it

 

 

INTENTION

 

 

Curative - Physical or mental injury or disease causing damage needing cure and/or repair

 

 

Curative & Preventative

 

 

Local people focused enabling of whole community wellness and wellbeing

 

BENEFITS

 

 

Disease and physical injuries attended

 

Immediately addresses

needs for relief and

rehabilitation

 

Immediately supports and helps strengthen local folk’s’ resilience and psychosocial resources and the wellness of the children and their families and community

 

 

 

BACKGROUND LINKS:

 

Other RAD Links:

 

·         Rapid Assessing of Local Wellness, Psycho-Social Resources & Resilience Following Disasters (RAD)                                                                         

·         Evolving RAD

·         Regaining Balance through Mutual-Help - A Story from Life

·         RAD and Resilience

·         Action Researching RAD in the Field

·         Outline Of A RAD Project Proposal

·         RAD Experiential Learning Gatherings

·         Self Care of the RAD Rapid Deployment Team

·         Possible Terms of Reference for RAD Assessment of Local Psychosocial Resources and Wellness

·         Responsibility for Distributing RAD Reports

 

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