By Donna Hardina PhD
"Specifically devoted to the skills that social staff have to enhance neighborhood perform, this artistic booklet is lengthy past due. Grounded within the knowledge and proof of well-honed interpersonal social paintings skills...Donna Hardina's new textual content takes group perform to a better point than ever sooner than built in publication shape; certainly she screens the main thorough knowing of study on group perform that i've got learn in any group perform text."--Journal of training in Social Work
Community association has been an enormous component to social paintings perform because the past due nineteenth century. It calls for a various set of talents, interpersonal abilities being one of the most vital. This textbook describes the basic interpersonal talents that social employees want in group perform and is helping scholars domesticate them. Drawing from empirical literature on group social paintings perform and the authorís personal adventure operating with group organizers, the ebook makes a speciality of constructing the macro-level abilities which are specially important for neighborhood organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, group review, facilitating crew decision-making and activity making plans, growing winning interventions, operating with businesses, and software overview, besides examples of particular purposes.
For readability and straightforwardness of use, the writer employs a framework drawn from numerous group perform types, together with social motion and social making plans, transformative/popular schooling and neighborhood improvement techniques, and multicultural and feminist techniques. The textual content is associated with the expertise defined within the Council of Social paintings Educationís (2008) academic coverage and Accreditation criteria (EPAS), in addition to ethics and values pointed out within the nationwide organization of Social staffí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the foreign Federation of Social staffí assertion of moral ideas. so much chapters start with a quote from a group organizer explaining how interpersonal abilities are utilized in perform, and scholar routines finish every one bankruptcy. The textual content additionally addresses different very important talents reminiscent of legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision.
- Describes the fundamental abilities social employees want in neighborhood perform and the way to obtain them
- Includes examples of particular purposes drawn from empirical literature and the authorís event operating with group organizers
- Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives
- Linked to talents defined in EPAS and values pointed out within the NASW Code of Ethics
- Based on a number of group perform models