Macro Social Work Practice A Strengths Perspective

ISBN-10: 0534640435

ISBN-13: 9780534640439

Edition: 2006

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Description: Providing an in-depth introduction to community and organizational practice, this macro practice text gives students a philosophical foundation of core macro practice concepts and skills. This text utilizes the strengths perspective as its unifying theoretical model and offers detailed premises and strategies for working with communities and organizations and for promoting social justice. It is presented in structured fashion that is both theoretical and applied in nature and makes use of summaries, key terms and case examples to help students master the content.

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Book details

List price: $173.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

John Morrison is currently Professor of Social work at Aurora University where he teaches courses in social policy, research, administration and community practice. He served as MSW Program Chair for over a decade. He served as Chair of the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA). He has been a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and continues to provide leadership to its International Network. He is a board member of several agencies in Chicago and has been a member of the Nominating Committee of the Council on Social Work Education. Dr. Morrison taught at the University of Pennsylvania and was Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Community Development Agency and Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the NYC Department of Social Services. He served as director of community centers in Brooklyn, N.Y. Current interests include prevention and development programs and international social work.

Defining Macro Practice
Adopting a Strengths Perspective in Macro Practice
Considerations for the Practitioner
Calling Upon Consumer and Citizen Strengths
Enriching Organizational Life
Developing Community Resources and Capacities
Social Planning
Administration from a Strengths Perspective
Accentuating Strengths in Policy Practice and Political Persuasion
Promoting a Just Society
Evaluating Macro Change
Promoting Social Justice and Ideological Outlook
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