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Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

ISBN-10: 0534506291
ISBN-13: 9780534506292
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
List price: $119.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
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 students 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 students with 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, fund-raising, 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--further enhance your students' expertise.

Preface
Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment
Using Mezzo Skills in the Macro Environment
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
Resumes, Interviewing, and Getting the Job
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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