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Celebrating 20 Years of ABCD. How is it radical and what difference has it made?. Two Paths to Healthy Communities:. Agency services Community associations. How is ABCD Radical?. Radical (adjective) : Very new and different from what is traditional or usual. -Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

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Celebrating 20 years of abcd
Celebrating 20 Years of ABCD

How is it radical and what difference has it made?


Two paths to healthy communities

Two Paths to Healthy Communities:

Agency services

Community associations


How is abcd radical

How is ABCD Radical?

Radical (adjective): Very new and different from what is traditional or usual.

-Merriam-Webster Dictionary


Labeling people as clients is radical
Labeling People as Clients is Radical

  • Homeless

  • Unemployed

  • Poor person

  • Non-English speaking

  • Single parent

  • Addict

  • Offender

  • Old person

  • At-risk youth

  • Disabled


Vashon washington
Vashon, Washington

ABCD is about Inclusion


WE ALL BELONG: PROJECTSRestorative Justice ProgramAmigos en VashonFerry Dock Welcoming SignsChallenge Day at Vashon High SchoolCheckers in TownBreakfast at Sally’sCross-Ability Friendship for StudentsKeep DancingWelcome WagonHire VashonTime BankHomesharingThe Wave CampaignStone Soup Gathering




ABCD is about Restoring Democracy

118th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta


Whatever the question community is the answer margaret wheatley
Whatever the question,community is the answer.-Margaret Wheatley


Potential of abcd
POTENTIAL OF ABCD

Care for the Earth

Care for One Another

Promote Health

Prevent Crime

Respond to Disaster

Sustain Local Economy

Create Great Places


Too much abcd practice is pseudo

Too Much ABCD Practice is Pseudo

-Creating an asset map, especially when done by paid staff

-Using community volunteers to backfill for agency professionals

-Starting with the agency’s agenda rather than the community’s

-Focusing exclusively on the internal and not using the community’s knowledge and voice to hold outside agencies accountable




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