The Handbook of Community Practice
- Marie Weil - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
- Michael S. Reisch - University of Maryland-Baltimore
- Mary L. Ohmer - University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
Social Work Macro Practice
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.
The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.
Comprehensive and targets subject areas
This book addresses some very important issues that serves to enhance critical community practice, knowledge and skills.
This book is fantastic: it has all the theoretical readings that are necessary, has some great international focus, and doesn't "dumb it down" for students. Love it.
Too large for single class on community develop. Great library resource.
good materials for integrated practice students
Chose a more Thorough text
My sales rep Julie went out of the way to get me review copies and advance proofs so that I could see the text before it was published. Since I know the editors and many of the authors, I knew that it would include the best scholarship on community practice available to date. I hope to be asked to write a chapter for the next edition!
Sample Materials & Chapters
International Community Practice