Community Practice

Community Practice : Theories and Skills for Social Workers

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This text provides an introduction to the community practice theory and skills which are needed to help revitalize communities. As most social workers are direct service practitioners, issues are discussed from the position of theory, knowledge of the community, and the skills required for direct practice including assessment, work groups, networking, marketing, and interorganizational practice. The text includes case illustrations to show both theory and the direct application of skills.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 190.5 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 0195093526
  • 9780195093520

Table of contents

1: Introduction. 2: Theories for Community Practice by Direct Service Practitioners. 3: The Nature of Social and Community Problems. 4: The Concept of Community in Social Work Practice. 5: Discovering and Documenting the Life of the Community. 6: Using Assessment in Community Practice. 7: Using Self in Community Practice: Assertiveness. 8: Using Your Agency. 9: Using Work Groups: Committees, Teams, and Boards. 10: Using Networks and Networking. 11: Using Socal Marketing. 12: Using the Advocacy Spectrum. 13: Case Management as Community and Interorganizational Practice. 14: "Being There" in Our Practiceshow more

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Advance Praise "Excellent! The book's scholarship is impressive in its range and accessibility....[An] intellectually challenging and interesting work. It is chock-full with useful information."--Robert Fisher, University of Houston Advance Praise: "Excellent! The book's scholarship is impressive in its range and accessibility....[An] intellectually challenging and interesting work. It is chock-full with useful information."--Robert Fisher, University of Houston Advance Praise: "Excellent! The book's scholarship is impressive in its range and accessibility....[An] intellectually challenging and interesting work. It is chock-full with useful information."--Robert Fisher, University of Houston Advance Praise: "Excellent! The book's scholarship is impressive in its range and accessibility....[An] intellectually challenging and interesting work. It is chock-full with useful information."--Robert Fisher, University of Houston Advance Praise: "Excellent! The book's scholarship is impressive in its range and accessibility....[An] intellectually challenging and interesting work. It is chock-full with useful information."--Robert Fisher, University of Houstonshow more

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