The Handbook of Community Practice (2nd Revised edition)

The Handbook of Community Practice (2nd Revised edition)

By: Michael S. Reisch (editor), Mary L. Ohmer (editor), Marie O. Weil (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Marie O. Weil, DSW, ACSW, is Berg-Beach Professor of Community Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael Reisch is the Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Social Work. A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, he has held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, San Francisco State University and the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and been a visiting professor at universities in Europe, Asia, and Australia, . He has also directed national, state, and local policy advocacy organizations, political campaigns, social service agencies, and professional organizations. Reisch is the author, editor and co-editor of over 15 books and monographs and has written over 400 articles, book chapters, and conference papers. His work has been translated into ten languages. He is currently a SAGE advisor and series editor for Social Work in the New Century. Mary Ohmer has over twenty years of experience working in community organizing and development around the country with national and local nonprofit and community based organizations, foundations, and government. Dr. Ohmer has taught consensus organizing approaches as part of macro practice and community organizing social work courses. She received her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2004, and she is currently an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Georgia State University. Dr. Ohmer is also currently working with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta to help them develop and implement an evaluation of the community training.


Introduction- Communities: Contexts and Challenges for the 21st Century - Marie Weil, Mary L. Ohmer, Michael Reisch History and Context for Community Practice - William Brueggeman Community Practice Challenges in the Global Economy - Michael Reisch Social Justice, Human Rights, Values, and Community Practice - Michael Reisch, Jim Ife, Marie Weil Theories of Community - Robert J. Chaskin Applying Practice Theories in Community Work - Marie Weil, Mary L. Ohmer Evolution, Models and the Changing Context of Community Practice - Marie Weil, Dorothy N. Gamble, Mary L. Ohmer Development Theories and Community Development Practice: Trajectory of Changes - Lakshmi Lingam Sustainable Community Development - Dorothy Gamble, Marie D. Hoff The Practice of Community Organizing: Comparing and Contrasting Conflict and Consensus Approaches - Mary L. Ohmer, Fred Brooks, III New Theory for New Constituencies: Contemporary Organizing in Communities of Color - Rinku Sen Social Planning with Communities: Theory & Practice - Marie Weil Larger Scale Social Planning; Planning for Services, Communities and Regions - Jon Simon Sager Participatory Methods in Community Practice - Dorothy N. Gamble Political, Social and Legislative Action - Jacqueline Mondros Radical Community Organizing - Michael Reisch Coalitions, Collaborations and Partnerships: Interorganizational Approaches to Social Change - Terry Mizrahi, Beth Rosenthal, Jan Ivery Eight Models of Policy Practice: Local, State, National, and International Arenas - Bruce Jansson, Gretchen Heidemann, Jacquelyn McCroskey, Ralph Fertig Cultural Competency: Organizations and Diverse Populations - Patricia St. Onge Principles, Skills, and Practice Strategies for Promoting Multicultural Communication and Collaboration - Lorraine Gutierrez, Edith Lewis, Adrienne Dessel, Mike Spencer Rural Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, and Development - Iris Carlton-LaNey, Yolanda Burwell, Craig White Renewing Social Work's Commitment to Workplace Justice - Alice B. Gates, David Dobbie Community Economic and Social Development in a Changing World - David Feehan, Marvin D. Feit, Carol Becker Comprehensive Community Building at a Crossroads in Civil Society - Tracy Soska, Robert J. Fiekema Creating a Model Children's Service System: Lessons from San Francisco - Margaret Brodkin Youth-Led Organizing, Community Engagement, and Opportunity Creation - Melvin Delgado, Lee Staples Restorative Justice and Youth Offending - Joan Pennell, Gabrielle Maxwell, Jessalyn Nash Global Change and Indicators of Social Development - Richard J. Estes Confronting Global Poverty: Building Economic Opportunity and Social Inclusion - Gina Agnes N. Chowa, Rainier De Vera Masa, Michael Sherraden, Marie Weil International Community Practice: Local-Global Issues and Strategies - Manohar Pawar Women and Leadership in Development, Planning, and Organizing - Monica Marie Alzate, Janki Andharia, Gina Agnes N. Chowa, Marie Weil, Alison Doernberg The Role of Human Service Nonprofits in Promoting Community Building - Mark Samples, Michael J. Austin Building Local Capacity for Rural Development: Experiences from World Neighbors - Scott A. Killough Developing Cultural Compentence and Youth- and Family- Driven Services in Systems of Care - Terry L. Cross, Barbara Friesen In Search of the System: Adult Mental Health - Jenneth Carpenter, Patrick Sullivan Program Planning and Implementation: Designing Responses to Address Community Needs - F. Ellen Netting, Mary Katherine O'Connor Fundraising and Community Practice: A Stakeholder Model - Armand Lauffer Community-Based Research: Rationale, Methods, Roles and Considerations for Community Practice - Mary L. Ohmer, Joanne L. Sobeck, Samantha N. Teixeria, John M. Wallace, Valerie B. Shapiro Community Practice in the Digital Age - Dick Schoech GIS Applications and Administrative Data to Support Community Change - Amy Hillier, Dennis Culhane

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412987851
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 968
  • ID: 9781412987851
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 1412987857
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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