Community Practice Skills Local to Global Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0231110030
ISBN-13: 9780231110037
Edition: 2009
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List price: $89.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Dorothy N. Gamble is clinical associate professor emerita at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and has contributed to over twenty-five publications, including as associate editor of The Handbook of Community Practice. She has extensive experience in both domestic and international community practice settings.Marie Weil is the Berg-Beach Distinguished Professor of Community Practice at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work and the founding editor of the Journal of Community Practice. She is the editor of Community Practice: Conceptual Modelsand editor of The Handbook of Community Practice.

Marie Weil is Berg-Beach Professor of Community Practice and former Associate Dean at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where she teaches community practice, policy practice and theory for social work intervention. She has led state-wide research and community-based planning and implementation initiatives in family support and family preservation and for adolescent family life programs, as well as consulting and conducting program evaluations for small nonprofits. Previously, she taught at the University of Southern California. She is the author or coauthor of thirteen books primarily focused on community practice; the author or coauthor of over thirty chapters related to community practice, feminist practice, and empowerment practice and service development for families and children; and more than 42 articles and monographs. She began her career working in community development in settlement houses in Philadelphia. She has served as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity of Delaware and as Planning Director of the Wilmington Housing Authority. She is a founding member of the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) and was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Community Practice, producing the first ten volumes. She is a recipient of ACOSA?s Career Achievement Award.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Community Practice: Purpose and Knowledge Base
Communities and Community Practice in Local to Global Contexts
Conceptual Frameworks and Models for Community Practice
Evolution of Values, Concepts, and Community Practice Approaches
Theories and Perspectives for Community Practice
Eight Models of Community Practice for the Twenty-First Century
Neighborhood and Community Organizing
Organizing Functional Communities
Social, Economic, and Sustainable Development
Inclusive Program Development
Communities and Social Planning
Building Effective Coalitions
Political and Social Action
Movements for Progressive Change
The Challenges for Community Practice Ahead
References
Index

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