Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

ISBN-10: 0495507156
ISBN-13: 9780495507154
Edition: 4th 2009
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Book details

List price: $209.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Now available in paperback format and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Encouraging you to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors outline a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organizational change. Two models -- Prepare and Imagine -- form the heart of the book, providing valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action. The authors' coverage of such skills as working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and working within court settings -- as well as lively vignettes and a wide variety of highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms -- will further enhance your expertise.

Karen K. Kirst-Ashman is Professor Emerita and former chairperson in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women's issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment
Group Skills for Organizational and Community Change
Understanding Organizations
Prepare: Decision Making For Organizational Change
Imagine: How To Implement Macro Intervention: Changing Agency Policy
Imagine: Project Implementation and Program Development
Understanding Neighborhoods and Communities
Macro Practice in Communities
Evaluating Macro Practice
Advocacy and Social Action With Populations-At-Risk
Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Macro Practice
Working with the Courts
Developing and Managing Agency Resources
Stress and Time Management

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