Understanding Hope as an Intervention Strategy

This module offers an introduction to the construct of hope and how it can be used as an intervention strategy. Participants will hear about the history of hope theory, become familiar with tools for measuring and increasing hope, and learn strategies for using these tools in their own lives and when working with families. Because hope is malleable and can impact outcomes, the family support professional’s role in modeling and boosting hope can make a critical difference.

Learning Objectives
By taking this course, learners will understand:
  • How hope differs from other constructs (like optimism and self-efficacy), and how it can be useful as an intervention strategy.
  • How to measure Agency and Pathways thinking to assess levels of hope.
  • How to increase hopefulness around a desired goal.
  • How your own levels of hope can empower you as an agent of change.