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

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

For nearly twenty years, neighborhood perform has been a definitive textual content for social staff, group practitioners, and scholars desirous to aid contributors give a contribution to and use group assets or paintings to alter oppressive neighborhood constructions. during this 3rd version, a wealth of recent charts and instances highlight the linkages among theoretical orientations and functional abilities, with an improved emphasis at the inherently political nature of social paintings and group perform. packing containers, examples, and routines illustrate the variety of abilities and techniques to be had to savvy group practitioners within the twenty first century, together with networking, advertising and marketing and staging, political advocacy, and leveraging info and conversation applied sciences. different positive aspects include:- New fabric on group perform ethics, severe perform talents, neighborhood overview and resources stock and mapping, social challenge research, and utilizing neighborhood ractice abilities to casework perform- attention of post-9/11 group demanding situations- dialogue at the altering ethnic composition of the US and what this suggests for practitioners- An exploration of a enormously replaced political panorama following the election of President Obama, the good Recession, the increase of the Tea get together, and the expanding political and company use of pseudo-grassroots endeavors- a very made over instructor's guide to be had on-line at www.oup.com/us/communitypractice This totally revised vintage textual content offers a entire and built-in review of the group idea and talents primary to all components of social paintings perform. wide in scope and extensive in research, it truly is compatible for undergraduate in addition to graduate examine. neighborhood perform deals scholars and practitioners the instruments essential to advertise the welfare of people and groups through tapping into the ecological foundations of group and social paintings perform.

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The Town Council did not want to establish a precedent and risk a possible demand from other rural communities more distant from the Town. The Town Council’s policy was to restrict its provision of water to areas incorporated within its boundaries. La Colonia’s PUD Commission, La Colonia’s nominal leadership, did not want to be annexed to the Town, as they feared La Colonia would lose its identity, would be unable to remain a defined community with its own traditions, would simply become another Town barrio or ethnic neighborhood, and would perhaps incur a Town property tax increase.

Banks (2006, p. ” Reamer (1995, p. 11) provides a more formal definition of values as “generalized, emotionally charged conceptions of what is desirable, historically created and derived from experience, shared by a population or group within it, and they provide the means for organizing and structuring patterns of behavior. But as Banks (2006, p. 6) reports, the concept of values is vague, with a variety of meanings. Values have a greater emotional charging than do ethics. They motivate ethics and behavior.

Has the number of people participating in the community increased and does it respond to other community issues? The problem-solving approach for planned change, with its community practice skills of systems identification, community assessment, and developing and linking resources, is important whether the problem-solving strategy is used with a delimited client system such as Ms. S and her family or a larger client system such as La Colonia. 20 Community Practice: An Introduction Ethics, Advocacy, and Community Practice A discussion of professional practice in this new millennium is incomplete without attention to its ethics, the values that motivate the ethics, and ethical practice.

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