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The Handbook of Community Practice - Marie Weil

The Handbook of Community Practice

By: Marie Weil (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9780761921776
Number Of Pages: 736

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The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization - including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work. T The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The Handbook of Community Practice consists of thirty-six chapters, which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for community practice in the coming decades. The associate editors are eminent scholars in the field, and chapter authors are leaders in their various community practice arenas. The Handbook will stand as the central reference for community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will also be useful to faculty and students of community practice and will provide practitioners with new grounding for planning, development and organizing.

Preface
The Context of Community Practice
Introduction: Communities: Contexts and Challenges for the 21st Century
History, Context, and Emerging Issues for Community Practice
Diverse Populations and Community Practice
Theorizing in Community Practice: Essential Tools for Building Community, Promoting Social Justice, and Implementing Social Change
Communities & Social Policy Issues: Persistent Poverty, Economic Inclusion, and Asset Building
Evolution, Models and the Changing Context of Community Practice
Major Approaches To Community Practice
Development
Development Theory and Community Practice
Sustainable Community Development
Organizing
The Practice of Community Organizing
Which Side Are You On? Social Work, Community Organizing and the Labor Movement
Planning
Social Planning with Communities: Theory & Practice
From Community Planning to Changing Communities: Fund-raising and Fund Allocation for Human Services
Social Change: People, Systems, and Societies
Participatory Methods in Community Practice: Popular Education and Participatory Rural Appraisal
Political, Social and Legislative Action
Radical Community Organizing
Coalitions as Social Change Agents
Four Models of Policy Practice: Local, State and National Arenas
Issues, Areas & Fields Of Community Practice
Issues & Areas
Multicultural Community Practice Strategies and Intergroup Empowerment
Feminist Community Practice
Rise Up and Build the Cities: Faith-based Community Organizing
Service Coordination: Practical Concerns for Community Practitioners
Fields of Practice
Rural Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, and Development
Community Practice in Adult Health & Mental Health Settings
Community Practice in Children's Mental Health: Developing Cultural Competence and Family-Centered Services in Systems of Care Models
Community Building and Family-Centered Service Collaboratives
Community Economic and Social Development
Investing in Socially and Economically Distressed Communities:Comprehensive Strategies for Inner-City Community and Youth Development
Global Approaches & Local Issues
Global Change and Indicators of Social Development
Community Practice Challenges in the Global Economy
Women's Participation in Community Economic Development: The Microcredit Strategy
Supports For Community Practice: Management, Monitoring, Research & Evaluation
Revisiting Community-Based Administration, Program Management, and Monitoring
Fundraising, Programming and Community Organizing: Working with Donors, Investors, Collaborators, and Purchasers
Community-Based Research and Methods in Community Practice
Empowerment Research
Practice in the Electronic Community
Integrating and Distributing Administrative Data to Support Community Change
Index
About the Editor
About the Authors
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780761921776
ISBN-10: 076192177X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.43