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Community Building  

Sharon E. Milligan

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Jun 2013
This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while ... More

Community Development  

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield and Benson Chisanga

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Jun 2013
Community development is a planned approach to improving the standard of living and well-being of disadvantaged populations in the United States and internationally. An overview of ... More

Community Economic Development  

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden and Lisa Reyes Mason

Community economic development (CED) is an integrated and community-driven approach to development aimed at generating wealth, capabilities, and empowerment in low-income and low-wealth ... More

Community Needs Assessment  

Elizabeth A. Mulroy

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Jun 2013
Current approaches to community needs assessments should reflect the changing nature of communities themselves and new thinking relative to their assessment. First, geographically bounded ... More

Community Organization  

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing ... More

Community Planning  

Elisheva Sadan

This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning ... More

Community Violence  

Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad Haj-Yahia

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Jun 2013
Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding ... More

Congressional Social Work Caucus  

Charles E. Lewis Jr.

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Nov 2013
The Congressional Social Work Caucus is a bicameral authorized Congressional Member Organization (CMO) founded by former Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns In November 2010 during the 110th ... More

Contexts/Settings: Corporate Settings  

David Stoesz

Human service corporations provide opportunities that social workers are just beginning to recognize. Although the commercial provision of services has negative features, expansion of the ... More

Continuing Education  

Kimberly Strom-Gottfried

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Jun 2013
Continuing education (CE) refers to an array of opportunities by which professionals can augment existing knowledge and skills. CE is essential for professional competence, career ... More

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