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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Work and Community Development

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Palgrave

Pages: 200
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Reshaping Social Work

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Paperback - 9781137308382

14 October 2015

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At a time of growing social, economic and environmental challenge, this book offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the connections between social work and community development and on how social workers can use a...

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At a time of growing social, economic and environmental challenge, this book offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the connections between social work and community development and on how social workers can use a community development approach to practice in critical, creative and sustainable ways.

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Crosses a number of territories in its coverage (e.g. UK, Ireland, Australia, USA)
Underpinned by empirical research which gives students exposure to 'real practice' dilemmas and challenges to help prepare them as future professionals
Project arose from a decadelong teaching and research collaboration between a social worker and a community development worker

1. Social Work and Community Development: An Introduction
2. The Influence of Policy on Social Work
3. Beyond Dominant Discourses: Challenges and Opportunities
4. Directions in Social Work Theory
5. Making Connections in Principle and Practice
6. 'Creative Activism' in Social Work Practice
7. Scaffolding Critical Practice in the Community Development Context
8. New Opportunities for Social Work Engagement with Critical Community
Development Approaches.

“The content is very readable and engaging and offers a clear resource for community development and social work practitioners, educators and students to explore critical social work practice … . This book should be included in social work courses that offer community development papers and modules and community development courses that wish to explore their relationship with social work. … I highly recommend this work and will be utilising it in the community development papers we teach.” (Peter Walker, Community Development Journal, Vol. 51 (3), July, 2016)
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Catherine Forde is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

Deborah Lynch is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Catherine Forde is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork, Ireland.

Deborah Lynch is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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