- Subject index
The Handbook of Community Practice is the first volume in this field, encompassing community development, organizing, planning, and social change, and the first community practice text that provides in-depth treatment of globalization—including its impact on communities in the United States and in international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practice including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaboratives, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action.
Chapter 2: History and Context for Community Practice in North America
History and Context for Community Practice in North America
This chapter presents a brief history of community social work practice in North America from its pre-professional beginnings in the 19th century to the second decade of the 21st century. The chapter focuses on the evolution of methods of ...