Pathways to Power: Readings in Contextual Social Work Practice / Edition 1

Pathways to Power: Readings in Contextual Social Work Practice / Edition 1

by Michael O'Melia, Karla Krogsrud Miley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205323146

ISBN-13: 9780205323142

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Readings collected here offer critical perspectives and practice applications to define and illustrate an empowerment method of social work. An opening chapter explains an empowerment method of practice and traces how people gain power at micro and macro levels. Other chapters address key theoretical perspectives, emphasizing contextual social work, social justice,…  See more details below

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Readings collected here offer critical perspectives and practice applications to define and illustrate an empowerment method of social work. An opening chapter explains an empowerment method of practice and traces how people gain power at micro and macro levels. Other chapters address key theoretical perspectives, emphasizing contextual social work, social justice, multicultural competence, and social constructionism. Practice illustrations feature activities with the homeless, the disabled, and gays and lesbians. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions. O'Melia is affiliated with St. Ambrose University; Miley is with Black Hawk College.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205323142
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Contributors
1From Person to Context: The Evolution of an Empowering Practice1
2Contextual Social Work Practice15
3Challenging Injustice and Oppression35
4Ethical and Inescapable: Politicized Social Work55
5Community Action Research74
6Cultural Competence: A Requirement for Empowerment Practice95
7Building Community Collaboratives108
8Creating an Affirming Community128
9Pushing the Boundaries in Empowerment-Oriented Social Work Practice143
10Shutting Off That Damn Bell: Raising the Voices Within156
11The Social Construction of Empowerment175
12Empowering Multicultural Clients by Using Cultural Values and Biculturalization of Interventions202
13Empowering Mental Health Consumers: Assessing the Efficacy of a Partnership Model of Case Management214
14Unacknowledged Resources of Aging: Empowerment for Older Adults230
Name Index247
Subject Index252

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