Archive for Relationships and Social Networks

Friends & Inclusion: Five Approaches to Building Relationships

This book is all about relationships and their importance in building an inclusive life! It’s that simple and that complex. But that is true for all of us; it takes work to build and sustain friendships. If you happen to experience a disability, building relationships must be more intentional. We all need to Belong. Peggy, John & Karen describe their personal search and exploration of five approaches to building the good life that Karen enjoys. Let Karen be your mentor. She has it figured out for herself – with a little help from her friends.

For more information check out Peggy Hutchison’s website.

Social Networks: Facilitators Expand Capacity through Relationships

An excerpt from “Pathways to Inclusion:  Building a New Story with People and Communities”, a book by John Lord and Peggy Hutchison, to be published in the spring of 2007.

Relationships as a Mirror and Basis for Support

This article was published in Mental Health Matters, Vol. 14, No.2; Dec. 2001; reflecting on the meaning and value of relationships in our lives.

Constructing Social Support With Vulnerable Citizens: Promise and Problems

This summary was part of presentation made in Holland in 1999; discussing building support networks in a way that expands relationships and promotes a sense of community.