Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context

Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context : The Potential of a Capacity Enhancement Perspective

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Community social work practice based on a capacity enhancement model offers tremendous potential for unifying communities consisting of groups from very different cultural backgrounds, and in the process of doing so, make physical changes in the community. Community Social Work Practice in An Urban Context aims to teach graduate students with an emphasis on community and urban social work how to create positive community environments in marginalized urban-based communities. The use of murals, gardens, playgrounds, and sculptures,f or example provide social workers with an opportunity to identify, engage, and plan services with communities. These projects, in turn, are based upon a community's strengths and represent an effort at developing a community's capacity to help itself with assistance from professionals.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195125479
  • 9780195125474

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"The most useful and practical text I've seen on how to conduct an assessment of a community using an assets approach."--Mary B. Rauktis, University of Pittsburgh"Excellent application of strengths and asset perspectives to community practice. Conceptually sound and filled with useful examples for students and practitioners."--John Michael Daley, Arizona State University"A very fine and forward-looking text."--Leon Ginsberg, University of South Carolina"The author does an excellent job of describing the significance and implementation of 'four types of urban-capacity-enhancement projects, ' and of clarifying the potential for social workers to contribute to these efforts."--Ann Rosegrant Alvarez, Wayne State Universityshow more

Table of contents

SECTION I - SETTING THE CONTEXT; SECTION II - MURALS, GARDENS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND SCULPTURES; SECTION III: APPLICATION OF FRAMEWORK TO PRACTICE; REFERENCES; APPENDIXshow more

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