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Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers / Edition 2
     

Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers / Edition 2

by David A. Hardcastle, Patricia R. Powers, Stanley Wenocur
 

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ISBN-10: 019514161X

ISBN-13: 9780195141610

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195141610
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Community Practice: An Introduction3
Part IUnderstanding the Social Environment and Social Interaction
Chapter 2Theory-Based, Model-Based Community Practice33
Chapter 3The Nature of Social and Community Problems61
Chapter 4The Concept of Community in Social Work Practice91
Chapter 5Community Intervention and Programs: Let's Extend the Clan120
Part IICommunity Practice Skills for Social Workers: Using the Social Environment
Chapter 6Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community145
Chapter 7Using Assessment in Community Practice172
Chapter 8Using Self in Community Practice: Assertiveness208
Chapter 9Using Your Agency244
Chapter 10Using Work Groups: Committees, Teams, and Boards272
Chapter 11Using Networks and Networking293
Chapter 12Using Social Marketing320
Chapter 13Using the Advocacy Spectrum355
Chapter 14Using Organizing: Acting in Concert391
Chapter 15Community Social Casework426
Subject Index441
Name Index453

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