The case studies provided here demonstrate how the PD approach is used in different communities with intractable problems around the world. These case studies illustrate the feelings of the participating communities from the first community meeting, all the way to implementation of the PD approach, and chronicle the dramatic effect that the approach has on improving the lives of the people living in the communities.
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A case study that utilizes the Positive Deviance approach to address issues facing previously abducted girl soldiers from the Lords Resistance Army in their reintegration into the camps in Pader, Uganda.
A case study on using PD in the business sector for improving the success of an automotive dealership
A case study on the use of positive deviants among female survivors of violence, police officers, social workers, and even former aggressors to overcome violence against women in Moldova.
A focus on the agro-ecological community and stakeholders involved in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María
Representatives from the Western District of Texas’ probation office and federal court, with help of representatives from The University of Texas at El Paso decided to ask a PD question: Are there any individuals who have recently completed their terms of supervised release or are on their way to completion (within 12 months) despite the demographic, situational, and dispositional odds against them?