Promoting Community Change: Making It Happen In The Real World by Henry ParadaPromoting Community Change: Making It Happen In The Real World by Henry Parada

Promoting Community Change: Making It Happen In The Real World

byHenry Parada, Lisa Barnoff, Ken Moffatt

Paperback | October 13, 2010

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Give your students a text that will help them improve the lives of not only individual clients, but of entire communities, with Promoting Community Change. This text addresses the real world issues facing Canadian social work, human services, and community health professionals who want to take the theoretical discussion of community forward and realize tangible community changes. Students will learn to identify the issues related to change and discover exactly how they can become effective agents of change. The author team emphasizes the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems that individuals and families commonly experience. Promoting Community Change teaches students how to organize empowering local actions bringing clients, families, and other community members into an active role in building a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbours.
Henry Parada is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Ryerson University. He has also taught social work at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Estelí Campus; and La Plata University, Argentina. He spent over ten years in direct practice within chil...
Title:Promoting Community Change: Making It Happen In The Real WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.88 inPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176104305

ISBN - 13:9780176104306

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Table of Contents

Part One: Responding to the Need for Community Change Chapter 1: Introduction to Understanding Change Chapter 2: Theoretical Frameworks for Community Dynamics Chapter 3: Understanding Community Change Chapter 4: Relating Community Change to Agency Work and Professional Practice Part Two: Putting the Pieces Together Chapter 5: Power Chapter 6: Knowing Your Community Chapter 7: Powerful Planning Chapter 8: People-The Most Valuable Resource Chapter 9: Raising Other Resources Chapter 10: Getting the Word Out Chapter 11: Building Community Action Organizations