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Introduction

Melvin Delgado

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

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195125467
eISBN:
9780199864188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This introductory chapter sets the context from which to understand the importance of urban-centered practice for social work in the 21st century. It traces how the author became interested in a ... More


“There Goes the Neighborhood”: Latino Migrants and Immigration Rumors

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was typical of many working‐class communities in America recently impacted by a rapid increase in the Latino population. Itself made up of the descendants of previous ... More


The Ecology of Intensive Community-Based Intervention

D. Russell Lyman and Borja Alvarez de Toledo

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents a case study for practitioners in intensive community-based family work. The story of the Vega family helps describe the roots, program development, and strategic clinical ... More


Working with communities

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192622334
eISBN:
9780191723643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses how to use technical knowledge when working in a community. Topics covered include learning about the community, learning about malnourished and ‘at risk’ families, and working ... More


Qualities for the Community Psychologist

G. Kelly James

in Becoming Ecological: An Expedition Into Community Psychology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195173796
eISBN:
9780199847631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173796.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter comments on those qualities that can make a difference to how the community psychologist behaves in carrying out community work. It is hoped that by making these qualities explicit, the ... More


Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice

Alan Doyle, Julius Lanoil, and Kenneth Dudek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157100
eISBN:
9780231535991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157100.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Often people with mental illness feel alone in society, with no place to go and little hope. Their isolation can be further perpetuated through typical approaches to treatment, such as case ... More


The concept of ‘community practice’

Sarah Banks

in Managing community practice: Principles, policies and programmes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343567
eISBN:
9781447302766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343567.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter outlines the nature of community practice. It sets the scene for the rest of the book, which focuses on issues related to the management of community practice. It briefly discusses the ... More


Models for practice 1: personal social services

Richard Pugh and Brain Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses upon the delivery of personal social services: approaches to practice designed to meet the particular needs of individuals, families, and small groups. A new reader coming to the ... More


Re-gilding the ghetto: community work and community development in 21st-century Britain

Sarah Banks

in Radical social work today: Social work at the crossroads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428189
eISBN:
9781447303138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428189.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the nature of ‘community work’ and regards ‘community development’ as one of several approaches to community work. It considers Marjorie Mayo's conclusion that community ... More


Models for practice 2: community social work

Richard Pugh and Brain Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at similarities among community-oriented practice, community social work, community work, and community intervention. It examines the ways in which rural social work can contribute ... More


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