eBook The Handbook of Community Practice, 2nd Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452261687
  • ISBN-13: 9781452261683
  • DDC: 361
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 968 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues--including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty 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 local to global community practice in the coming decades.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Context of Community Practice.
2: Introduction: Contexts and Challenges for 21st Century Communities.
3: History and Context for Community Practice in North America.
4: Community Practice Challenges in the Global Economy.
5: Social Justice, Human Rights, Values, and Community Practice.
6: Theories of Community.
7: Applying Practice Theories in Community Work.
8: Major Approaches to Community Practice: Development, Organizing, Social Planning, and Social Change.
9: Evolution, Models, and the Changing Context of Community Practice.
10: Development Theories and Community Development Practice: Trajectory of Changes.
11: Sustainable Community Development.
12: The Practice of Community Organizing: Comparing and Contrasting Conflict and Consensus Approaches.
13: New Theory for New Constituencies: Contemporary Organizing in Communities of Color.
14: Community-Based Social Planning: Theory and Practice.
15: Larger-Scale Social Planning: Planning for Services and Communities.
16: Participatory Methods in Community Practice.
17: Political, Social, and Legislative Action.
18: Radical Community Organizing.
19: Coalitions, Collaborations, and Partnerships: Interorganizational Approaches to Social Change.
20: Eight Models of Policy Practice: Local, State, National, and International Arenas.
21: Issues, Areas, and Fields of Community Practice.
22: Cultural Competency: Organizations and Diverse Populations.
23: Principles, Skills, and Practice Strategies for Promoting Multicultural Communication and Collaboration.
24: Rural Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, and Development.
25: Renewing Social Work's Commitment to Workplace Justice.
26: Community, Economic, and Social Development in a Changing World.
27: Comprehensive Community Building at a Crossroads in Civil Society.
28: Creating a Model Children's Service System: Lessons Learned from San Francisco.
29: Youth-Led Organizing, Community Engagement, and Opportunity Creation.
30: Restorative Justice and Youth Offending.
31: Global Issues and Approaches.
32: Global Change and Indicators of Social Development.
33: Confronting Global Poverty: Building Economic Opportunity and Social Inclusion.
34: International Community Practice: Local–Global Issues and Strategies.
35: Women and Leadership in Development, Planning, Organizing, and Social Change.
36: Community-Based Organizations, Community Building, Service Coordination, Program Design, and Resource Development.
37: The Role of Human Service Nonprofits in Promoting Community Building.
38: Building Local Capacity for Rural Development: Experiences from World Neighbors.
39: Developing Cultural Competence and Youth- and Family-Driven Services in Systems of Care.
40: In Search of the System: Adult Mental Health.
41: Program Planning and Implementation: Designing Responses to Address Community Needs.
42: Fundraising and Community Practice: A Stakeholder Model.
43: Research, Evaluation, and the Use of Technology in Community Practice.
44: Community-Based Research: Rationale, Methods, Roles, and Considerations for Community Practice.
45: Community Practice in the Digital Age.
46: GIS Applications and Administrative Data to Support Community Change.
Appendix A: Macro Practice Concentrations in Schools of Social Work in the United States.
Appendix B: ACOSA Competencies.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.