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Interpersonal social work skills for community practice

Author: Donna Hardina
Publisher: New York : Springer Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Hardina
ISBN: 9780826108111 0826108113 9780826108128 0826108121
OCLC Number: 769420594
Description: xvii, 489 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction : the application of interpersonal skills in community practice --
The pre-engagement phase --
Entering the community and using interviewing skills to find out about people --
Recruiting potential participants --
Developing relationships and partnerships with formal organizations --
The engagement phase --
Using dialogue, story-telling, and structured group work techniques to identify community problems --
Engaging participants in the discovery, assessment, and documentation of community strengths and problems --
Facilitating leadership development and group decision-making : encouraging public participation and engaging constituents in the development of action plans --
Taking action : group processes for implementing action campaigns --
The post-engagement phase --
Working with constituent groups to critically reflect and engage in dialogue on the process and outcomes of action plans --
Discovering whether and why the action worked : using participatory research to conduct formal evaluations --
Additional applications of interpersonal skills for community practice --
Using interpersonal skills to advocate for legislation --
Interpersonal skills for community building --
Supervision --
Interpersonal skills in a global context : advocating for human rights --
Future directions in community organizing : where do we go from here? --
References --
Responsibility: Donna Hardina.
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