Character strengths are the foundations of life-long development and thriving. These strengths help individuals to deal with everyday challenges and move forward in life with confidence and resilience. Character Strength Development: Perspectives from Positive Psychology aims to document research and evidence-based practices in positive psychology with specific focus on character strengths. The arguments and perspectives shared by the experts in their respective chapters will help create new research avenues. It is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, practitioners and teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of different approaches, models and best practices for character education across the globe. Practitioners, educators and policymakers in the field of character education will also find this book immensely helpful for incorporating character strength-based approaches in their practice.

from Deficit to a Strength Model: Character Strength Interventions for Children with Disabilities

from Deficit to a Strength Model: Character Strength Interventions for Children with Disabilities

From deficit to a strength model: Character strength interventions for children with disabilities
Jessline Williams Aneesh Kumar P.


The introduction of character strengths in the realm of positive psychology revealed the presence of certain positive traits that existed universally within every human being. This insight led to the understanding that all individuals across time and cultures possessed innate attributes that can promote their moral and general well-being (Park, Peterson, & Seligman, 2004). However, in the disability field, promotion of well-being has repeatedly been associated with the elimination of disorder-related deficiencies. Such a deficit-oriented approach towards enhancing human excellency has often been adopted by researchers and practitioners ...

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