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Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers

Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers
Author: David A. Hardcastle
ISBN 13: 9780195398878
ISBN 10: 195398874
Edition: 3
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2011-02-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 456
List Price: $75.00

This textbook seeks to explain how to practice effectively in complex systems and diverse communities. It provides an integrated overview of the theory and skills fundamental to social work, analyzing classical modes and introducing new experiments. Particular chapters focus on the nature of social and community problems, the concept of community, community intervention, documenting community life, assessment, assertiveness, work groups, networking, social marketing, advocacy, organizing, and community case work. The authors have taught social work at the University of Maryland. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR