PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE, Fifth 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 that individuals and families commonly experience, the author gives readers the tools they need to improve the lives of not just individual clients, but of entire communities.
Table of Contents
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.
7. Powerful Planning.
8. People--The Most Valuable Resource.
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 Established, Formal Organizations.
15. Lobbying for Change.