Community Practice Theories and Skills for Social Workers

ISBN-10: 019514161X
ISBN-13: 9780195141610
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

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 make 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.

Charles A. Stansfield Jr. lives in Pitman, New Jersey, and was professor of geography at Rowan University for 41 years. He is the author of 11 books on the paranormal.

Community Practice: An Introduction
Understanding the Social Environment and Social Interaction
Theory-Based, Model-Based Community Practice
The Nature of Social and Community Problems
The Concept of Community in Social Work Practice
Community Intervention and Programs: Let's Extend the Clan
Community Practice Skills for Social Workers: Using the Social Environment
Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community
Using Assessment in Community Practice
Using Self in Community Practice: Assertiveness
Using Your Agency
Using Work Groups: Committees, Teams, and Boards
Using Networks and Networking
Using Social Marketing
Using the Advocacy Spectrum
Using Organizing: Acting in Concert
Community Social Casework
Subject Index
Name Index

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