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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.

Advocacy and Social Justice
Advocacy and social justice
Leonard A. JasonChristopher R. BeasleyBronwyn A. Hunter
Opening Exercise

You are at home reading a book when you hear a knock on your door. You open it to find several neighbors who appear upset. “The house down the street is going to be a sober house!” one of them angrily explains, “We don't want a bunch of people who used drugs living on our street. Property values will go down and the neighborhood will be over-ridden with drugs and crime. Come help talk to city officials in order to support an ordinance that will not allow this recovery home to be located in our middle-class neighborhood or any others in town.” You have a brother who for years had ...

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