Higher Education

Empowerment in Social Work Practice: A Sourcebook A Sourcebook (Custom Publication), 1st Edition

  • Lorraine Gutierrez University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ruth Parsons University of Denver
  • Enid O. Cox University of Denver
  • ISBN-10: 0534147402  |  ISBN-13: 9780534147402
  • 241 Pages
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.00

About

Overview

As a philosophy and method of practice, empowerment provides a way to rethink one's approach to social work practice. This book provides specific examples of how empowerment practice is conducted in the field and gives social workers tools for incorporating empowerment in their own practice. In addition to Gutierrez, Parsons, and Cox, 13 authors contribute writings that demonstrate how empowerment practice can be used in different settings and with different populations.

Table of Contents

Preface.
PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO EMPOWERMENT PRACTICE.
1. A Model for Empowerment Practice.
PART 2: EMPOWERMENT IN PRACTICE: POPULATIONS.
2. Empowerment of Women. 3. Empowering Poor Communities of Color: A Self-Help Model. 4. Empowerment Practice with Lesbians and Gays. 5. Empowering People with Disabilities.
PART 3: EMPOWERMENT IN PRACTICE: FOCUSING ON FIELDS.
6. Empowerment in Mental Health Programs: Listening to the Voices. 7. Empowerment Practice with Homeless People or Families. 8. Empowerment of Youth. 9. Empowering Families.
PART 4: SPECIAL ISSUES IN EMPOWERMENT PRACTICE.
10. Social Service Delivery and Empowerment: The Administrator's Role. 11. Research as an Empowerment Strategy. 12. Evaluation of Empowerment Practice. 13. Creating Opportunities for Empowerment-oriented Programs.
Index.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"...an important contribution to the literature on empowerment..."

— Arline Prigoff, California State University-Sacramento

"This book fills a void in the literature."

— Nancy Wall, University of Chicago

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lorraine Gutierrez

Dr. Lorraine Gutierrez received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Ruth Parsons

Dr. Ruth Parsons received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver. She is Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver.

Enid O. Cox

Enid O. Cox received her D.S.W. from Columbia University. She is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Denver.