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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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Apr 2008
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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

Community-Based Participatory Research  

Sung Sil L. Sohng

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Jun 2013
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) embraces a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organizational representatives, and researchers in all ... More

Community: Overview  

Calvin L. Streeter

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
One of the hallmarks of social work is its recognition that people grow and mature in a social context. Communities are one of the many social systems that touch people's lives and shape ... More

Community: Practice Interventions  

Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil

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Jun 2013
Major social changes resulting from globalization, the increase in multicultural societies, and growing concerns for human rights, especially for women and girls, will affect all community ... 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

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
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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Apr 2008
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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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