CHILDREN FIRST Annual lecture 2013: Cormac Russell

On the 18th birthday of my oldest son Ben, I think the above talk is particularly appropriate. This is the first of six clips. 

“It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. Nearly everyone I know believes that to be true. Yet little is done to build our villages/ communities in this way. So what can we do to raise a village where every child belongs?” Cormac Russell

Cormac is a world renowned expert on the Asset Based Community Development approach, Managing Director of Nurture Development, Director of ABCD Europe and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has extensive experience in this area and has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in ABCD and other strength-based approaches across the world.