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Author Hardina, Donna, author

Title Interpersonal social work skills for community practice / Donna Hardina
Published New York, NY : Springer Pub., 2013


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 W'PONDS  302.14 Har/Isw  AVAILABLE
Description 489 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : the application of interpersonal skills in community practice -- The pre-engagement phase -- Entering the community and using interviewing skills to find out about people -- Recruiting potential participants -- Developing relationships and partnerships with formal organizations -- The engagement phase -- Using dialogue, story-telling, and structured group work techniques to identify community problems -- Engaging participants in the discovery, assessment, and documentation of community strengths and problems -- Facilitating leadership development and group decision-making : encouraging public participation and engaging constituents in the development of action plans -- Taking action : group processes for implementing action campaigns -- The post-engagement phase -- Working with constituent groups to critically reflect and engage in dialogue on the process and outcomes of action plans -- Discovering whether and why the action worked : using participatory research to conduct formal evaluations -- Additional applications of interpersonal skills for community practice -- Using interpersonal skills to advocate for legislation -- Interpersonal skills for community building -- Supervision -- Interpersonal skills in a global context : advocating for human rights -- Future directions in community organizing : where do we go from here? -- References -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Community-based social services.
Interpersonal relations.
Social skills.
LC no. 2012016349
ISBN 9780826108111