Promoting Community Change Making It Happen in the Real World

ISBN-10: 0495100633

ISBN-13: 9780495100638

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Mark S. Homan

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Learn the skills that will allow you to improve the lives of not only individual clients, but of entire communities, with PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE. This text addresses the real world issues facing social work, human services, and community health professionals who want to take the theoretical discussion of community forward and realize tangible community changes. As you progress through the text, you'll learn to identify the issues related to change and discover exactly how you can become an effective agent of change. Author Mark Homan emphasizes the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems that individuals and families commonly experience, and gives you the tools to organize empowering local actions brining clients, families, and other community members into an active role in building a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbors.
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List price: $148.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 462
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Mark S. Homan has been a full-time faculty member in the Social Services department at Pima Community College since 1978, spending several of those years as department chair. He has also served on the faculty of several other Colleges and Universities. He received his M.S.W. from Arizona State University and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Arizona. He has served on the editorial boards of academic journals and publications. For over 30 years he has worked with diverse populations in urban, rural, and reservation communities on a broad range of issues. In addition to his roles as organizer, lobbyist, consultant, and teacher, Mark has developed and directed several human services programs. Mark is the recipient of numerous professional and teaching awards including Outstanding Field Faculty Award from Arizona State University Graduate School of Social Work, the President's Award from the National Organization for Human Service Education, the Outstanding Faculty Award from Pima Community College, and the Lenore McNeer Award from the National Organization for Human Service Education. He is author of another book for Brooks/Cole, RULES OF THE GAME: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD OF COMMUNITY CHANGE.

Responding to the Need for Community Change
Understanding the Challenge to Change
Theoretical Frameworks for Community Change
Relating Community Change to Professional Practice
Putting Yourself in the Picture
Putting the Pieces Together
Knowing Your Community
Powerful Planning
People--The Most Valuable Resource
Raising Other Resources
Getting the Word Out
Building the Organized Effort
Taking Action--Strategies and Tactics
A Closer Look at Typical Change Contexts
Enhancing the Quality of Neighborhoods
Increasing the Effectiveness of Established, Formal Organizations
Lobbying for Change
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