Generalist Practice in Larger Settings 2E Knowledge and Skill Concepts

ISBN-10: 0925065854

ISBN-13: 9780925065858

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Thomas M. Meenaghan, W. Eugene Gibbons, John G. McNutt

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lyceum Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction and Overview
Value Base and Purpose
Practice Units of Attention as Actors and Targets of Change
Practice Framework and Role
Conclusion
Internet Resources
The Generalist Model, Problem Solving, and Social Change
Generalist Practice
A Working Model of Problem Solving
The Nature of Social Change and Related Concepts
The Rational Model and the Force Field Perspective
The Role of Politics in Macropractice
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Working with Organizations
Agencies as Complex, Formal Organizations
Characteristics of Formal Organizations
More Recent Ways to Look at Organizations
Identifying Select Problems in Human Service Organizations
Organizational Culture and Behavior
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Working with Communities
Community and Its Characteristics
Community Model
Communities as Social Systems
Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft
Economic and Political Power
Key Elements of Community Culture and History: What Change Is Possible?
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Entering and Assessing Communities
Nature of Community
Census Data and Other Data Sources
Assessing Community Type
Conducting Community Studies
Making Needs Assessments
Assessing Support and Facilitating Change
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Cultivating Change
Origins of Contempory Community Practice
Approaching Community Change
Using Key Informants
Understanding Why Leaders Dislike Boards and Committees
Selecting Board and Committee Members
Resolving Conflict
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Exercising Leadership
Approaches to Leadership
Clarifying Leadership: Actors and Functions
Promoting Board Aims
Promoting Board Process
Recognizing Board Roles
Being a Leader
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Issues, Resources, and Practice Strategies
Issues and Resources
Practice Issues in Complicated Environments
Practitioner Judgment and Use of Self in Change
Conclusion
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources
Evaluating Practice
Using Evaluation
Understanding Evaluation Content
Distinguishing Evaluation from Accountability
Conclusion
Internet Resources
Integrating Practice: A Framework for Study, Assessment, Intervention, and Follow-Up
Study, Exploration, and Data Gathering
Statement of Problem
Assessment and Strategies
Decision and Implementation
Evaluation and Follow-Up
Conclusion
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Practice Examples in Larger Settings
Devonshire
Queensbridge
Centralization of Power in a Large Political Entity
Bibliography
Index
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