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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Donna Hardina
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Book : 2002-05-01
Download Book : 380 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0231505116


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The Changing Brain tells the fascinating story of modern neuroscience. A rich, multifaceted tale spanning a century and taking place on multiple continents, it moves from Fascist Italy, with the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) by a young scientist working secretly in a makeshift laboratory in her bedroom, to current experiments in which transplanted, laboratory-grown cells lead to recovery and function in damaged brain regions. To bridge the gap between abstract concepts and real-world experience, Dr Black draws upon his expertise as a clinical neurologist to provide a dramatic account--the fictionalised story of a successful investment banker named Enoch Wallace and his battle with Alzheimer's disease--that vividly illuminates the narrative. From his first fleeting memory lapses to his final descent into dementia, each step in Wallace's decline becomes a window into another aspect of brain function and the latest groundbreaking research in neuroscience.

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Ira B. Black
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Book : 2001
Download Book : 260 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780195156973


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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Donna Hardina, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release Book : 2012-07-23
Download Book : 512 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780826108128


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Genre Book : Social work education
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Release Book : 2002
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : NWU:35556035615079


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The Third Edition of Cases in Macro Social Work Practiceprovides relevant, contemporary, macro practice case scenarios that reflect practice dilemmas and challenges typically experienced by social workers in organizational, community, and policy practice areas. It emphasizes the change process in both domestic and international settings by using a theoretical and practice perspective, and follows the outline of the Fourth Edition ofSocial Work Macro Practice--written by F. Ellen Netting, Peter Kettner, and Steven McMurtry. Please Note: Cases in Macro Social Work Practicemay be value-packaged with S ocial Work Macro Practice at a special discount. Contact your local representative for details:www.ablongman.com/replocator

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : David P. Fauri
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 276 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015068798621


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Genre Book : Community organization
Author Book : Arthur Dunham
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Release Book : 1970
Download Book : 605 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015047433506


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Genre Book : Hospice Care
Author Book : Russell E. Hilliard
Publisher :
Release Book : 2005
Download Book : 124 Pages
ISBN-10 : UCLA:L0089628770


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Social Work Macro Practice focuses on work with organizations and communities, including planned change approaches and implementation. This new edition of Social Work Macro Practice has been updated and revised to make it an even stronger and more user-friendly text. The authors have designed the book to mesh well with a variety of contemporary policy texts.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : F. Ellen Netting
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release Book : 2008
Download Book : 412 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015064987624


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Genre Book : Citizen participation
Author Book : Ralph M. Kramer
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 1983
Download Book : 444 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015005231694


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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Fred M. Cox
Publisher : Wadsworth
Release Book : 1987
Download Book : 552 Pages
ISBN-10 : UOM:39015047430908