This is the header section that I utilized for for the presentation I completed for one of my staff meeting training I put together called “Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? A Plan to Take Over the World: How to Affect Environmental Change” I created this in Adobe Illustrator and this header section can be found in the PowerPoint Slide Background. The font for the Acme Labs portion is called White Outlines on Font Space. “We Can Do It!” poster for Westinghouse, closely associated with Rosie the Riveter, although not a depiction of the cultural icon itself. Pictured Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010), at age 17. This image was downloaded from Wikipedia.
empowerment [ɪmˈpaʊəmənt] noun
- the giving or delegation of power or authority; authorization
- the giving of an ability; enablement or permission
- (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a policy of providing special opportunities in employment, training, etc. for Blacks and others disadvantaged under apartheid
– Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged
PRINCIPALS OF EMPOWERMENT THEORY
- All oppression should be fought
- A systematic understanding of oppression must be maintained
- People are capable of empowering themselves
- People need to connect with others to work on empowerment
- Clinician and the client share power
- Client centered with the client being encouraged to tell own story & develop own goals
- Client as "victor not victim"
- Social change is goal, not symptom reduction.
- Clinicians must examine how their practice may disempower clients
- Clinician may need to be socially and politically active to address meso and macro needs [local, national, global issues]
Robbins, S. C. Chatterjee, P., Canda, E. R.(2006) Contemporary human behavior theory: a critical perspective for social work. University of Michigan: Pearson/A and B