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Macro Social Work Practice A Strengths Perspective (with InfoTrac)

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9780534640439

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0534640435
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Pub. Date:
1/5/2005
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Providing an in-depth introduction to community and organizational practice, this macro practice text gives students a philosophical foundation of core macro practice concepts and skills. This text utilizes the strengths perspective as its unifying theoretical model and offers detailed premises and strategies for working with communities and organizations and for promoting social justice. It is presented in structured fashion that is both theoretical and applied in nature and makes use of summaries, key terms and case examples to help students master the content.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Defining Macro Practice
1(25)
Macro Social Work Practice
1(2)
What Does ``Macro'' Mean?
3(2)
Has Macro Practice Always Been a Part of Social Work?
5(1)
Macro Social Work in the Twentieth Century
5(11)
The Progressive Era: Mary Richmond and Jane Addams
5(3)
The Expansion of Social Work in the 1930s and 1940s
8(1)
The 1950s and Early 1960s
9(2)
The Mid-1960s to Late 1970s
11(1)
The 1980s and Reaganomics
12(2)
The 1990s
14(1)
The 2000s
15(1)
What Influences Macro Social Work Practice?
16(1)
Social Work's Commitment to Macro Practice
17(1)
Empowerment and Macro Practice
17(1)
Respect for Consumers
18(1)
Social and Economic Justice
19(1)
Summary
20(1)
A Few Key Terms
20(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
20(3)
InfoTrac College Edition
20(1)
InfoWrite
21(2)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
23(1)
Reflection Exercises
23(1)
Suggested Readings
24(1)
References
24(2)
Adopting a Strengths Perspective in Macro Practice
26(24)
What is the Problem-Centered Approach?
27(5)
Shifting to the Strengths Perspective
32(7)
Integrating the Strengths Perspective with Macro Practice
39(5)
The Foundation of Knowledge
41(2)
The Value Base
43(1)
The Strengths Perspective and Empowerment Theory
44(1)
Summary
45(1)
A Few Key Terms
45(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
46(1)
InfoTrac College Edition
46(1)
InfoWrite
46(1)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
47(1)
Reflection Exercises
47(1)
Suggested Readings
47(1)
References
48(2)
Considerations for the Practitioner
50(24)
Turning Attention to the Strengths and the Power of People
50(1)
Expanding One's Professional Outlook
51(2)
Organizational Culture
53(2)
An Appropriate Organizational Climate
55(1)
Macro-Practice Roles
56(5)
The Role of the Consumer
61(1)
The Shifting of Power and Control
62(1)
Steps for Using the Strengths Perspective in Macro Practice
63(2)
Using Diversity and Cultural Values as Strengths
65(2)
Summary
67(1)
A Few Key Terms
67(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
67(3)
InfoTrac College Edition
67(1)
InfoWrite
68(2)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
70(1)
Reflection Exercises
71(1)
Suggested Readings
72(1)
References
72(2)
Calling on Consumer and Citizen Strengths
74(21)
Consumer Strengths and Social Change
75(1)
The Link Between Individual Help and Social Empowerment
75(1)
How Policy Perspectives Shape Consumer Action
76(4)
Inclusion as a Policy Theme
77(1)
Four Social Service Arenas
78(2)
The Positive Side of Social Work: Perspectives and Concepts
80(4)
The Strengths Perspective
80(1)
The Empowerment Approach
81(1)
The Social Development Perspective
82(1)
The Membership Perspective
82(1)
Prevention and Resiliency
83(1)
The Group-Centered Perspective
83(1)
Affiliation
84(1)
Impementing Empowerment and the Strengths Perspective
84(6)
Promoting Opportunities for Individual and Collective Action
86(1)
Structuring Services to Build on Strengths and Promote Empowerment
87(1)
Developing Mechanisms for Ensuring Consumer and Citizen Involvement
88(1)
Seeking Allies
89(1)
Summary
90(1)
A Few Key Terms
90(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
91(1)
InfoTrac College Edition
91(1)
InfoWrite
91(1)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
92(1)
Reflection Exercises
92(1)
Suggested Readings
93(1)
References
93(2)
Enriching Organizational Life
95(22)
The Concept of Organization
96(7)
Organization as a System
97(3)
Organizational Culture
100(3)
Organizational Developers
103(5)
Organizational Development
104(1)
The Role of an Organization Developer
104(2)
Organizational Politics and Change
106(2)
Empowerment
108(3)
Organizational Change from Within the Organization
111(1)
Summary
112(1)
A Few Key Terms
112(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
112(2)
InfoTrac College Edition
112(1)
InfoWrite
113(1)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
114(1)
Reflection Exercises
115(1)
Suggested Readings
115(1)
References
115(2)
Developing Community Resources and Capacities
117(27)
What Is Community Practice?
117(21)
Community as Sharing or Collective Affiliation
118(1)
Self-Help/Mutual-Aid Groups as Community
118(1)
Geographic Communities
118(1)
Functions of Communities
119(1)
Trends in Community Practice
120(1)
Overview and History of Community Organizing/Community Work
121(5)
Refinement of Community Practice Theory
126(1)
Useful Theoretical Perspectives in Community Practice Strategies
127(3)
Community Practice and Process
130(1)
Neighborhood Typologies
131(1)
Worker Roles
131(1)
Using Community Organization Theory to Improve Practice
132(1)
Specific Principles Using a Strengths Perspective
133(3)
Community Development
136(1)
Community Liaison, Interagency Networks/Partnerships, and Collaboration
136(1)
General Guidelines for Community Liaison Work
137(1)
Summary
138(1)
A Few Key Terms
138(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and Info Write
139(2)
InfoTrac College Edition
139(1)
InfoWrite
139(2)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
141(1)
Reflection Exercises
141(1)
Suggested Readings
142(1)
References
142(2)
Social Planning
144(21)
What Is Social Planning?
144(1)
Consumer and Citizen Participation in Social Planning
145(1)
Ways of Approaching Social Planning
146(5)
Rational Model
146(1)
Political Model
147(1)
Empowerment Model
148(2)
Strengths Model
150(1)
Strategic Planning from an Organizational Standpoint
151(3)
The SWOT Analysis
152(1)
Task Environment
152(1)
Constructing Mission and Vision Statements
153(1)
Marketing
153(1)
Social Planning Phases
154(2)
A Three-Phase Model
155(1)
The NIMBY Phenomenon
156(2)
Resource Considerations in Social Planning
158(1)
Social Planning as a Cooperative Educational Process
158(1)
Planning for Sustainable Development
159(1)
Summary
159(1)
A Few Key Terms
160(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
160(2)
Info Trac College Edition
160(1)
InfoWrite
160(2)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
162(1)
Reflection Exercises
163(1)
Suggested Readings
163(1)
References
163(2)
Administration from a Strengths Perspective
165(21)
What Is Administration?
166(1)
Administrative Roles
167(5)
Leader
167(1)
Decision Maker
168(1)
Mediator
169(1)
Collaborator
169(1)
Politician
170(2)
Administrative Tasks
172(7)
Planning
172(1)
Human Resource Development
173(1)
Supervision
174(1)
Resource Acquisition
175(2)
Evaluation
177(1)
Ethical Considerations
177(2)
Administration from a Strengths Perspective
179(2)
Stay Consumer Centered
179(1)
Conduct Holistic Assessment
180(1)
Know the Agency's Story
180(1)
Maintain the Focus
181(1)
Summary
181(1)
A Few Key Terms
181(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
182(1)
InfoTrac College Edition
182(1)
InfoWrite
182(1)
Thinking Critically About the Case Example
183(1)
Reflection Exercises
184(1)
Suggested Readings
184(1)
References
184(2)
Accentuating Strengths in Policy Practice and Political Persuasion
186(20)
Defining Social Policy
187(2)
The Problem-Centered Approach
189(2)
The Policy Process from a Strengths Approach
191(1)
A Framework for Analysis
192(3)
Influencing the Political Process
195(1)
Thinking and Acting Politically
195(2)
Influencing the Legislative Process
197(2)
Getting Information about Legislative Proposals
197(1)
Using Information from Policy Groups
197(1)
Tracking Proposed Legislation
197(1)
Building Relationships with Legislators and Their Staff
198(1)
Obtaining Funding
198(1)
Lobbying
198(1)
Professional Skills in Policy Practice
199(2)
Communication
199(1)
Collaboration
200(1)
Assessment
201(1)
Critical Thinking
201(1)
Summary
201(1)
A Few Key Terms
202(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
202(1)
InfoTrac College Edition
202(1)
InfoWrite
202(1)
Thinking Critically about the Case Example
203(1)
Reflection Exercises
204(1)
Suggested Readings
204(1)
References
204(2)
Promoting a Just Society
206(20)
Social Justice and Social Work
206(2)
Defining Social Justice
208(4)
Distributive and Relational (Processual) Justice
210(2)
Why Promote Social Justice at the Societal Level?
212(3)
``The Power of Social Work: Preserving Rights. Strengthening Voices''
215(1)
Practical Considerations for Promoting Social Justice
216(2)
How Far Dare We Go?
218(1)
Summary
219(1)
A Few Key Terms
219(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and Info Write
220(3)
InfoTrac College Edition
220(1)
InfoWrite
220(3)
Thinking Critically about the Case Example
223(1)
Reflection Exercises
223(1)
Suggested Readings
224(1)
References
224(2)
Evaluating Macro Change
226(23)
The Quest to Understand Reality
226(2)
The Logic of Scientific Inquiry
228(1)
Decisions in Research
228(1)
Traditional Approaches to Social Research
229(2)
Funding Sources and Research
231(2)
Evaluating Outcomes
233(1)
A Participatory Approach to Evaluation and Research
234(1)
Criticisms of Participatory Research
235(1)
Strengths-Based Principles in Participatory Research
236(1)
Strengths-Oriented Measures in Macro-Level Change
237(1)
Are There Limitations on Who Can Participate in Research?
238(1)
Types of Participatory Research
239(2)
Participatory Research and Welfare Reform
241(2)
Summary
243(1)
A Few Key Terms
243(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
243(3)
InfoTrac College Edition
243(1)
InfoWrite
244(2)
Thinking Critically about the Case Example
246(1)
Reflection Exercises
246(1)
Suggested Readings
247(1)
References
247(2)
Promoting a Social Justice and Ideological Outlook
249(32)
Values Base of Social Work
250(3)
The Code of Ethics
253(1)
Exercise 12.1
254(2)
Exercise 12.2
256(1)
Exercise 12.3
257(14)
Social Justice
271(3)
Outlook for Macro Practice
274(2)
Summary
276(1)
A Few Key Terms
276(1)
Using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite
277(1)
InfoTrac College Edition
277(1)
InfoWrite
277(1)
Thinking Critically about the Case Example
278(1)
Reflection Exercises
279(1)
Suggested Readings
279(1)
References
279(2)
Index 281


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