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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.

Chapter 9: Building and Strengthening Collaborative Community Partnerships

Building and Strengthening Collaborative Community Partnerships
Building and strengthening collaborative community partnerships
Judah J. ViolaBradley D. OlsonSuzette Fromm ReedTiffeny R. JimenezChristina M. Smith
Opening Exercise

The focus of this chapter is on building and strengthening community partnerships from the perspective of community psychologists embedded in or collaborating with cultural institutions, government, and nonprofits. Let's begin with an exercise to explore one form building partnerships can take. Take the perspective of an early career community practitioner. Imagine you have a few years of experience working as a consultant independently or as part of a small firm. Your focus is on program evaluation and community-based research across a variety of content areas such as health, education, and housing. A previous program evaluation client (the education director of a local ...

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