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Macro Social Work Practice : Strengths Perspective

Macro Social Work Practice : Strengths Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534640439

Cover of Macro Social Work Practice : Strengths Perspective 06 (ISBN 978-0534640439)
ISBN13: 978-0534640439
ISBN10: 0534640435
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Macro Social Work Practice : Strengths Perspective - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534640439

Dennis D. Long, Carolyn J. Tice and John D. Morrison

ISBN13: 978-0534640439
ISBN10: 0534640435
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Providing an in-depth introduction to community and organizational practice, this macro practice text gives students a philosophical foundation of core macro practice concepts and skills. This text utilizes the strengths perspective as its unifying theoretical model and offers detailed premises and strategies for working with communities and organizations and for promoting social justice. It is presented in structured fashion that is both theoretical and applied in nature and makes use of summaries, key terms and case examples to help students master the content.

Benefits:

  • Every chapter follows a similar format to assist in student comprehension. Each chapter includes: chapter opening summary of key content areas, chapter ending matter including, key terms, using InfoTrac College Edition and InfoWrite exercises, case example, thinking critically about the case example, reflection exercises, suggested readings and references.
  • The text provides examination of the relationship between the strengths-based perspective and other orientations including empowerment theory, problem solving and the ecological perspective.
  • A strong focus on community-based practice and social advocacy is woven throughout the text.
  • The book reflects the latest CSWE ethical standards.

Table of Contents

1. Defining Macro Practice.

2. Adopting a Strengths Perspective in Macro Practice.

3. Considerations for the Practitioner.

4. Calling Upon Consumer and Citizen Strengths.

5. Enriching Organizational Life.

6. Developing Community Resources and Capacities.

7. Social Planning.

8. Administration from a Strengths Perspective.

9. Accentuating Strengths in Policy Practice and Political Persuasion.

10. Promoting a Just Society.

11. Evaluating Macro Change.

12. Promoting Social Justice and Ideological Outlook.

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