Handbook of Community Practice

ISBN-10: 076192177X
ISBN-13: 9780761921776
Edition: 2005
Authors: Marie Weil
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Book details

List price: $96.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

"This volume encompasses a vast range of knowledge on community practice and demonstrates the maturity of this social work domain. It offers a sophisticated treatment of the theoretical underpinnings of community organization as well as the richness of its history. This book will be the major teaching and practice resource for thenbsp; predictable future and should be consulted by all social workers, not only those who call themselves community organizers as the entire profession seeks to fulfill its historical mission of working for social transformation." nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; -Charles Garvin, University of Michigan nbsp; The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization-including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work.nbsp; The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities.nbsp; It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. nbsp; The Handbook consists of thirty-six chapters, which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods.nbsp; As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for community practice in the coming decades. The Handbook will stand as the central reference for community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice.nbsp; It will also be useful to faculty and students of community practice and will provide practitioners with new grounding for planning, development and organizing.nbsp;

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.

Preface
The Context of Community Practice
Introduction: Communities: Contexts and Challenges for the 21st Century
History, Context, and Emerging Issues for Community Practice
Diverse Populations and Community Practice
Theorizing in Community Practice: Essential Tools for Building Community, Promoting Social Justice, and Implementing Social Change
Communities & Social Policy Issues: Persistent Poverty, Economic Inclusion, and Asset Building
Evolution, Models and the Changing Context of Community Practice
Major Approaches To Community Practice
Development
Development Theory and Community Practice
Sustainable Community Development
Organizing
The Practice of Community Organizing
Which Side Are You On? Social Work, Community Organizing and the Labor Movement
Planning
Social Planning with Communities: Theory & Practice
From Community Planning to Changing Communities: Fund-raising and Fund Allocation for Human Services
Social Change: People, Systems, and Societies
Participatory Methods in Community Practice: Popular Education and Participatory Rural Appraisal
Political, Social and Legislative Action
Radical Community Organizing
Coalitions as Social Change Agents
Four Models of Policy Practice: Local, State and National Arenas
Issues, Areas & Fields Of Community Practice
Issues & Areas
Multicultural Community Practice Strategies and Intergroup Empowerment
Feminist Community Practice
Rise Up and Build the Cities: Faith-based Community Organizing
Service Coordination: Practical Concerns for Community Practitioners
Fields of Practice
Rural Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, and Development
Community Practice in Adult Health & Mental Health Settings
Community Practice in Children's Mental Health: Developing Cultural Competence and Family-Centered Services in Systems of Care Models
Community Building and Family-Centered Service Collaboratives
Community Economic and Social Development
Investing in Socially and Economically Distressed Communities:Comprehensive Strategies for Inner-City Community and Youth Development
Global Approaches & Local Issues
Global Change and Indicators of Social Development
Community Practice Challenges in the Global Economy
Women's Participation in Community Economic Development: The Microcredit Strategy
Supports For Community Practice: Management, Monitoring, Research & Evaluation
Revisiting Community-Based Administration, Program Management, and Monitoring
Fundraising, Programming and Community Organizing: Working with Donors, Investors, Collaborators, and Purchasers
Community-Based Research and Methods in Community Practice
Empowerment Research
Practice in the Electronic Community
Integrating and Distributing Administrative Data to Support Community Change
Index
About the Editor
About the Authors

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