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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Social Work and Community Development

ISBN 9781137308382
Publication Date October 2015
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Reshaping Social Work

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.

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.

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.

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