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Is the positive deviance approach a good fit for my congregation?
  • Have you tried other approaches and not made much progress?
  • Is this an issue that affects many people?
  • Is this a community or social service issue that stems from behaviors?
  • Do you have time and focus to devote to this problem?

If so, positive deviance may be a good fit for you.

Positive deviance success stories

Positive deviance is an intervention that solves a difficult problem by identifying people within your community who are effectively navigating the challenge. Then the community is encouraged to adopt those successful behaviors. In this video, Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro describes challenges that congregations have successfully addressed using positive deviance.

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Positive deviance is an asset-based approach used to address many social challenges. It has been...

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Far more than “happy talk,” positive change processes refer to a series of techniques and tools...

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An excellent resource for Catholic parishes and organizations interested in learning about and...

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Drawing on a diverse group of organizations and settings, the authors, who are nationally known...

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Based on extensive personal and focus group interviews using Appreciative Inquiry questions, the...

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Recent studies and congregational experience show that a positive approach can successfully...

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The intervention called positive deviance asserts that the solution to any problem is hidden in...

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If you are interested in asset-based change, this 47-minute video is well worth your time....

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“The ‘positive deviance’ (PD) approach is a problem solving, asset-based approach grounded in the...

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