Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers [NOOK Book]

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Community Practice is a comprehensive resource for social workers and students eager to learn how to practice effectively in complex systems and diverse communities. In this completely revised edition of the definitive text in the field, the authors have thoroughly updated each chapter and added two entirely new chapters on community building and community organizing. New material on topics such as negotiation and mediation, community advocacy, participatory rural appraisal, the narrative approach to social ...
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Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers

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Overview

Community Practice is a comprehensive resource for social workers and students eager to learn how to practice effectively in complex systems and diverse communities. In this completely revised edition of the definitive text in the field, the authors have thoroughly updated each chapter and added two entirely new chapters on community building and community organizing. New material on topics such as negotiation and mediation, community advocacy, participatory rural appraisal, the narrative approach to social change, community involvement, representative client boards, and the latest in grassroots endeavors makes this text as inspiring as it is practical. Drawing upon the wealth of information available from local organizations, the Internet, newspapers, and academic journals, the authors introduce contemporary experiments and analyze classic modes of community practice and change. The content, exercises, and references offer instructors the flexibility necessary to tailor their courses to undergraduate-, graduate-, and doctoral-level students. This new edition will continue to provide a comprehensive and integrated overview of the theory and skills fundamental to all areas of social work practice. Broad in scope, it offers students as well as practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199889679
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 785,086
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

David A. Hardcastle, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at University of Maryland.

Patricia R. Powers, PhD, (retired) was formerly with the University of Maryland, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and AARP's Public Policy Institute.

Stanley Wenocur, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at University of Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Community Practice: An Introduction 3
Pt. I Understanding the Social Environment and Social Interaction
Ch. 2 Theory-Based, Model-Based Community Practice 33
Ch. 3 The Nature of Social and Community Problems 61
Ch. 4 The Concept of Community in Social Work Practice 91
Ch. 5 Community Intervention and Programs: Let's Extend the Clan 120
Pt. II Community Practice Skills for Social Workers: Using the Social Environment
Ch. 6 Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community 145
Ch. 7 Using Assessment in Community Practice 172
Ch. 8 Using Self in Community Practice: Assertiveness 208
Ch. 9 Using Your Agency 244
Ch. 10 Using Work Groups: Committees, Teams, and Boards 272
Ch. 11 Using Networks and Networking 293
Ch. 12 Using Social Marketing 320
Ch. 13 Using the Advocacy Spectrum 355
Ch. 14 Using Organizing: Acting in Concert 391
Ch. 15 Community Social Casework 426
Subject Index 441
Name Index 453
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