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Drawing upon the wisdom of experts in the field, this reader-friendly volume explores both foundational competencies and the technical how-to skills needed for engaging in community psychology practice. Each chapter explores a core competency and its application in preventing or amending community problems and issues. With case examples throughout, this text offers a practical introduction to community outreach and intervention in community psychology.

Understanding Ecological Systems
Understanding ecological systems
Stephen P. StelznerRichard M. Wielkiewicz
Opening Exercise: Where do we Put the New School?

Imagine your child attends “Taylor Open School,” a local elementary school. You believe your child will remain at this school for several more years and your family has worked out a nice plan for getting your child to and from school. Then, with no warning, you receive an automated call from the school district office. A meeting will be held two nights hence to lay out a plan for the physical relocation of the elementary school. You are stunned and outraged along with most of the Taylor Open School parents. Parents are confused and worried. But most significantly, nobody understands how or why a decision has been ...

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