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#8 on the Social Justice Book List

February 7, 2011

When Helping Hurts– Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Sometimes, it is hard to even know where to begin when learning about and addressing the needs of people living in poverty. At times, our best intentions can create more hurt and damage. This book covers principles and strategies of holistic helping, including:

  • the distinction between relief, rehabilitation, and development
  • the difference between asset-based and needs-based strategies
  • the advantages of participatory over blueprint approaches

In-depth and great for sparking discussion and questions.

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