PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE, 6th Edition addresses the real-world issues facing professionals in social work, human services, and community health--and gives readers the skills and information they need to be effective agents of change at the community level. By emphasizing the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems commonly experienced by individuals and families, the author gives readers the tools they need to improve the lives of individual clients as well as entire communities.
Part I: RESPONDING TO THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE.
1. Understanding the Challenge to Change.
2. Theoretical Frameworks for Community Change.
3. Relating Community Change to Professional Practice.
4. Putting Yourself in the Picture.
Part II: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER.
5. Knowing Your Community.
6. People--The Most Valuable Resource.
8. Powerful Planning.
9. Raising Other Resources.
10. Getting the Word Out.
11. Building the Organized Effort.
12. Taking Action-Strategies and Tactics.
Part III: A CLOSER LOOK AT TYPICAL CHANGE CONTEXTS.
13. Enhancing the Quality of Neighborhoods.
14. Increasing the Effectiveness of Health and Human Services Organizations.
15. Lobbying for Change.
"Homan's text is one of the most comprehensive texts for explaining the importance and value of community development as a critical strategy for building stronger, safer, and healthier communities and families. It also offers the theory and tools required for a student/practitioner to make positive change happen in the real world."— Dan Duncan, St. Edward's University
"The text is a great foundation text for developing community change and should be considered as a text and useful resource guide for developing practice into change."— Dr. William Dailey Jr., Fresno Pacific University
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