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Community Building  

Sharon E. Milligan

Online publication date:
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 in Taiwan  

Wan-I Lin

The United Nations has long promoted community development as a way to improve people’s livelihoods and beautify the environment, and the concept was adopted as the main approach to social ... 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 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

Contexts/Settings: Agencies and Organizations in Nonprofit Settings  

Jennifer E. Mosley

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Jun 2013
Nonprofit organizations serve a wide variety of functions and play a particularly important role in providing needed social services in the United States. This entry begins by exploring ... 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

Contexts/Settings: Faith-Based Settings  

Ram A. Cnaan

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Jun 2013
Religions have traditionally called upon believers to be generous and assist others in need. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism are a few examples of religions that ... More

Contexts/Settings: Interorganizational Contexts  

Kelly McNally Koney

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Jun 2013
As environmental and organizational influences drive coalitions, shared service agreements, mergers and other interorganizational alliances among health and human service organizations, ... More

Contexts/Settings: Private/Independent Practice Settings  

Sandra A. Lopez

Private independent practice (known historically as private practice) is a growing segment of the social work profession. Social workers entering this context are providing a range of ... More

Counseling Older Adult Victims of Ageism in the Workplace  

Margo A. Jackson

Despite the significant life and work experiences that a growing number of older adults have to contribute to the workforce, pervasive ageism operates in overt and covert ways to ... More

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