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Building Belonging

Celebrating Inclusive Communitites

Featuring Ted Smeaton


This new Australian DVD reflects the innovative approaches of ABCD and Person-Centred Planning in Australia. It features Ted Smeaton.

Tragically, Ted passed suddenly in August, 2012. There are two tributes to Ted's remarkable leadership here. The first is this DVD reflecting years of work and commitment to people. The second is a download tribute done by his friends which reaffirms why this DVD we are distributing this DVD. Ted is not with us physically, but his spirit and skills continue his work in this DVD.
(This DVD is NOT for sale from us in Australia)


The Building Belonging DVD is designed to assist groups of agency workers, congregations and community members to discover what is life-giving for older people.

Ted Smeaton introduces ideas of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and starts a conversation about how to include older people in community.

This interactive DVD is divided into five easy to use sessions and an introductory session. Each session should take your group around an hour to complete or you could turn it into a 1 day workshop.

Training and Resource Manuals

Included in the DVD is:
1. Instruction Manual
2. Complete Training Manual
3. Training Manuals for Sessions 1 to 5
4. Making Headway - Building Your Community "How to Get Started an ABD Toolkit"
5. Building Belonging Project Template

For additional information on how this is being used in Australia: http://abcdasiapacific.ning.com/

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