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Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations [electronic resource] : Evidence-Based Assessments and Interventions

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781118176955Publication details: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781118227237
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations : Evidence-Based Assessments and InterventionsDDC classification:
  • 361.4
LOC classification:
  • HV45 .G57 2012
Online resources:
Contents:
Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations; Contents; Preface; About the Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1 Assessment of Groups; Historical Background; Summary of Current Evidence and Application to Group Assessment; Group Definition; Group Pragmatics; Group Composition; Group Engagement; Group Identity/Cohesion; Group Climate; Interactive Processes; Group Norms; Group Leadership; Group Development; Identified Needs for New Research; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References
Chapter 2 Group Work: A Critical Addition to the Social Work RepertoireGroup Work: A New Method of Intervention with Deep Historical Roots; Group Work Models for Practice; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 3 Assessment of Communities; Historical Background and Theory; Historical Background; Community Theory: An Essential Component in Shaping Approaches to Community Assessment; Assessment in Practice: Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community; Assessment Frameworks; Social Network and Social Network Mapping
Chapter 5 Assessment of OrganizationsWorker's Perspective; Assessing the Organization on Entry; Assessing Worker-Environment Fit; Management's Perspective; Open Systems Model; Assessing Internal Operations; Assessing Individual and Group Behavior; Assessing External Relations; Funder's Perspective; Assessing Organizational Capacity; Client's Perspective; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 6 Intervention with Organizations; Social, Strategic, and Technical Dimensions of Organizational Context
Role of Technology in Community AssessmentLimitations of the Evidence; Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels; Future Directions; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 4 Intervention with Communities; Focus of Community Intervention: What Does Community Mean?; Historical Background; Current Evidence-Based Intervention with Communities; Limitations to the Evidence; Implications for Social Work; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References
Stages in Organizational Intervention
Work Environments of Social Services OrganizationsUsing Planned Intervention to Change Organizational Contexts; Historical Background; From Scientific Management to Human Relations; From Individual Workers to Social Context; From Organizational Development to Change Management; From Intra-Organizational to Both Intra- and Interorganizational Strategies; From Business Organizations to Human Services; The ARC Model as a Framework for Implementing Organizational Interventions; The Use of Trained Change Agents; Intervention in Organizations as a Team-Based Process
Summary: With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid theory-to-practice foundation on the topics of mezzo (group) practice and macro (community and organizations) practice. Aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS), this book looks at assessments and interventions for groups, communities, organizations, and institutions. Its consistent chapter structure aids in reader engagement, accessibility and learning. In-depth and cutting-edge in its coverage, this book is suitable for both students and practitioners.
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Social Work Practice with Groups, Communities, and Organizations; Contents; Preface; About the Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1 Assessment of Groups; Historical Background; Summary of Current Evidence and Application to Group Assessment; Group Definition; Group Pragmatics; Group Composition; Group Engagement; Group Identity/Cohesion; Group Climate; Interactive Processes; Group Norms; Group Leadership; Group Development; Identified Needs for New Research; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References

Chapter 2 Group Work: A Critical Addition to the Social Work RepertoireGroup Work: A New Method of Intervention with Deep Historical Roots; Group Work Models for Practice; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 3 Assessment of Communities; Historical Background and Theory; Historical Background; Community Theory: An Essential Component in Shaping Approaches to Community Assessment; Assessment in Practice: Discovering and Documenting the Life of a Community; Assessment Frameworks; Social Network and Social Network Mapping

Chapter 5 Assessment of OrganizationsWorker's Perspective; Assessing the Organization on Entry; Assessing Worker-Environment Fit; Management's Perspective; Open Systems Model; Assessing Internal Operations; Assessing Individual and Group Behavior; Assessing External Relations; Funder's Perspective; Assessing Organizational Capacity; Client's Perspective; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 6 Intervention with Organizations; Social, Strategic, and Technical Dimensions of Organizational Context

Role of Technology in Community AssessmentLimitations of the Evidence; Implications for Social Work on Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels; Future Directions; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References; Chapter 4 Intervention with Communities; Focus of Community Intervention: What Does Community Mean?; Historical Background; Current Evidence-Based Intervention with Communities; Limitations to the Evidence; Implications for Social Work; Conclusion; Key Terms; Review Questions for Critical Thinking; Online Resources; References

Stages in Organizational Intervention

Work Environments of Social Services OrganizationsUsing Planned Intervention to Change Organizational Contexts; Historical Background; From Scientific Management to Human Relations; From Individual Workers to Social Context; From Organizational Development to Change Management; From Intra-Organizational to Both Intra- and Interorganizational Strategies; From Business Organizations to Human Services; The ARC Model as a Framework for Implementing Organizational Interventions; The Use of Trained Change Agents; Intervention in Organizations as a Team-Based Process

With contributions from the leading scholars in social work, this edited text provides a solid theory-to-practice foundation on the topics of mezzo (group) practice and macro (community and organizations) practice. Aligned with social work accreditation standards (EPAS), this book looks at assessments and interventions for groups, communities, organizations, and institutions. Its consistent chapter structure aids in reader engagement, accessibility and learning. In-depth and cutting-edge in its coverage, this book is suitable for both students and practitioners.