Transforming Impossible Into Possible (TIP): A Bottom-Up Practice in Workforce Development for Low-Income Jobseekers
Environment and Social Psychology
This paper discusses an evidence-informed bottom-up transformative social work practice model that holistically encapsulates multi-system levels of practice. Based on 12 years of empirical evidence on psychological self-sufficiency (PSS), the Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP) program was developed to focuses on the ‘process’ of human agency development that leads to economic self-sufficiency (ESS) ‘outcomes’. It attempts to bring together various modalities of social work practice into a transformational leadership development framework that reflects a bottom-up, participant-centered approach to empowering individuals to impact larger systems. In workforce development practice, it is being regarded that constructs reflected in TIP improve both employment and retention outcomes.
Hong P Y P, 2016, Transforming impossible into possible (TIP): a bottom-up practice in workforce development for low-income jobseekers. Environment and Social Psychology , vol.1(2): 93–104. http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ESP.2016.02.008.
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Transforming Impossible into Possible (TIP): a bottom-up practice in workforce development for low-income jobseekers. © 2016 Philip Young P. Hong. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/ESP.2016.02.008