How does ReCap link with existing frameworks?

This guide can be used in tandem with the widely used ‘four recovery environments’ framework. The four environments – social, built, economic and natural – are similar to the seven recovery capitals featured in this guide. The key difference is that the ‘social’ environment is expanded into four capitals – social, cultural, political and human – to enable deeper understanding of these important aspects of recovery.

The concept of ‘capitals’ expands our understanding beyond ‘environments’ in several ways. A focus on the capitals that people and communities have supports strengths-based approaches. It also allows us to see how these capitals ebb and flow over time, and to explore how they can be developed and drawn upon. Read on to find out more about the Recovery Capitals Framework.

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This resource has been developed through the Recovery Capitals (ReCap) project.
Artwork on this page by Oslo Davis and Frances Belle Parker.

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