Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context: The Potential of a Capacity-Enhancement Perspective

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SECTION I -- SETTING THE CONTEXT; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Setting the Context for Urban Community Social Work Practice in Cities; Chatper 3 A Foundation for Urban Community Capacity Enhancement Practice; Chapter 4 Framework for Community Capacity Enhancement Practice; Chapter 5 Guiding Principles for Community Capacity Enhancement Practice; SECTION II -- MURALS, GARDENS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND SCULPTURES; Chapter 6 Four Types of Community Enhancement Projects; Chatper 7 Analysis of Common and Unique Development Tasks; SECTION III: APPLICATION OF FRAMEWORK TO PRACTICE; Chapter 8 Application of Framework to Practice: Assessment Phase; Chapter 9 Application of Framework to Practice: Mapping Phase; Chapter 10 Application of Framework to Practice; Engagement Phase; Chapter 11 Application of Framework to Practice: Intervention Phase; Chapter 12 Application of Framework to Practice: Evaluation Phase; Chapter 13 Reflections on Practice; REFERENCES; APPENDIX
The future of social work rests on how well it can address urban issues, particularly the needs of urban communities of color. Yet too many texts either focus exclusively on the problems these communities face or simply ignore their unique characteristics all together. Community Social WorkPractice in an Urban Context aims to teach graduate students in social work how to create positive community environments in marginalized urban-based communities. Melvin Delgado's innovative and creative approach to urban social work practice shows students how to focus on the assets urbancommunities already have. Specifically, he suggests a capacity enhancement modelapproaching the adults and children of these communities through the arts and other positive community projects, such as community gardens, playgrounds, and murals. This model offers tremendous potential for unifyingcommunities that consist of groups from very different cultural backgrounds. Social workers are in unique positions to use this model based upon their familiarity with communities and their exposure to issues related to oppression. This model also provides them with the opportunity to identify, engage, and plan services with communities. In turn, these projects are based upon a community's strengths and represent an effort to develop a community's capacity to help itself with assistance from professionals. Graduate students specializing in urban-focused social work will find this a freshapproach to a timely issue, particularly in community and macro practice courses. It not only shows students new and more positive ways to approach their urban clients, but it also provides them with a better way to addresscommunities as a whole.

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Autor: Melvin Delgado
ISBN-13 :: 9780195125474
ISBN: 0195125479
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.09.1999
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Gewicht: 404g
Seiten: 288
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 233x154x13 mm
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