Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers by David A. Hardcastle, Patricia R. Powers, Stanley Wenocur

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By David A. Hardcastle, Patricia R. Powers, Stanley Wenocur

Neighborhood perform is a accomplished source for social employees and scholars desirous to how to perform successfully in advanced platforms and numerous groups. during this thoroughly revised version of the definitive textual content within the box, the authors have completely up to date every one bankruptcy and additional totally new chapters on group construction and neighborhood organizing. New fabric on subject matters resembling negotiation and mediation, group advocacy, participatory rural appraisal, the narrative method of social swap, group involvement, consultant purchaser forums, and the newest in grassroots endeavors make this article as inspiring because it is useful. Drawing upon the wealth of data to be had from neighborhood companies, the net, newspapers, and educational journals, the authors introduce modern experiments and study vintage modes of neighborhood perform and alter. The content material, workouts, and references supply teachers the flexibleness essential to tailor their classes to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral point scholars. This new version will proceed to supply a accomplished and built-in review of the idea and abilities basic to all parts of social paintings perform. wide in scope, it bargains scholars in addition to practitioners the instruments essential to advertise the welfare of people and groups.

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Wakefield argues for unifying principles derived from John Rawl’s conception of minimal distributive justice. 2. The case was provided by a clinical practice colleague. 3. The community development case is based on one of the author’s practice experience. Similar colonias to the one described here currently dot the southwestern United States. A colonia is a “rural, unincorporated community . . in which one or more of the following conditions exist: lack of portable water supply or no water system, lack of adequate waste water facilities, lack of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, inadequate roads and/or inadequate drainage control structures” (Henkel, 1998, p.

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