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Out of Poverty, Family-Style

Wednesday, July 20, 2011   (0 Comments)
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A Positive Deviance approach in practice - 

From the New York Times, July 14, 2011 -

Called the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.), its approach is radically different from the American social service model. Although it is still quite small — working with a few hundred families — its results are so striking that the White House has taken notice. What F.I.I. does is create a structure for families that encourages the sense of control, desire for self-determination, and mutual support that have characterized the collective rise out of poverty for countless communities in American history.


Follow-up to the article in the New York Times, July 19, 2011 - 




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