Strength-Based Empowerment Theory: A Model for Lifting the Spirit, Reprogramming the Mind, Instilling Self-Love, and Developing Self-Reliance in African American Male Offenders
by Jerry E. Smith Jr. (Author), Kimm C. Hurley-Smith (Contributor)
The strength-based empowerment model provides all interested parties an opportunity for remarkable improvement in rehabilitation and recidivism. It helps the African American male offender find healthy, productive, positive, and rewarding ways to connect and become an active participant in society. The four LINKS of Empowerment (Safety, Belonging, Spirituality and Outcomes) refine the person’s personality, increase their aptitude to effectively manage life’s challenges, and improve their decision-making and self-control for harnessing ultimate effectiveness.