Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-13
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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"Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest trends in social work education and current social work literature, this text gives you comprehensive, user-friendly information - everything you need to gain an understanding of social work practice in communities and organizations. With practical material that will help you build on your one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors present a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organization change. Two models - PREPARE and IMAGINE - form the heart of the book, giving you valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. Throughout much of the book, a running case study illustrated these modes in action."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities
Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment
Group Skills for Organizational and Community Change
Understanding Organizations
Prepare: Decision Making For Organizational Change
Imagine: How To Implement Macro Intervention: Changing Agency Policy
Imagine: Project Implementation and Program Development
Understanding Neighborhoods and Communities
Macro Practice in Communities
Evaluating Macro Practice
Advocacy and Social Action With Populations-At-Risk
Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Macro Practice
Working with the Courts
Developing and Managing Agency Resources
Stress and Time Management
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