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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.

Organizational and Community Capacity Building
Organizational and community capacity building
Scotney EvansCatherine RaymondDouglas D. Perkins
Opening Exercise

East Nashville teenagers and their families are angry. The local neighborhood public high school serving mostly low-income youth is not adequately preparing students for post-secondary education. Results of a recent student survey indicate that while 90% of students at the school aspire to post-secondary education, only about one third had met with a guidance counselor to make a plan for how to get there. Those that did meet with guidance counselors had, on average, only met with counselors between two and four times for about an hour total. Additionally, many students reported that they do not know how they would pay for college even if accepted. School administrators feel they ...

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