Synopses & Reviews
Now available in paperback format and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Encouraging you to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors outline a guided, step-by-step plan for community and organizational change. Two models -- Prepare and Imagine -- form the heart of the book, providing valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action. The authors' coverage of such skills as working with the media, using new technological advances, fundraising, grant writing, and working within court settings -- as well as lively vignettes and a wide variety of highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms -- will further enhance your expertise.
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About the Author
Karen K. Kirst-Ashman has been a full professor and former chairperson in the social work department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she has taught for 28 years. She has written six social work textbooks in multiple editions and numerous publications, articles, and reviews on social work and women?s issues. She also has served as a consulting editor on many social work journals. Dr. Kirst-Ashman was a board member of the CSWE from 1998 to 2001 and has served as a CSWE accreditation site visitor on various occasions. She is certified as a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Wisconsin and has been the recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching. She earned her BSW degree in 1972 and MSSW degree in 1973 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Grafton Hull is a full professor at the University of Utah College of Social Work. He founded and directed the College?s BSW Program. He has 38 years of experience teaching at BSW, MSW, and Ph.D levels. His practice experience includes work in human service agencies providing mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs. He holds a BS in sociology, an MSW, and doctorate in education (counseling, guidance, and personnel services). Hull is the co-author of seven texts and numerous articles in social work journals. He has served on the CSWE Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation, Nominations Committee, as a President of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) from which he received the Significant Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. His biography is listed in WHO?S WHO IN AMERICA.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Generalist Practice with Organizations and Communities. 2. Using Micro Skills in the Macro Environment. 3. Group Skills for Organizational and Community Change. 4. Understanding Organizations. 5. Prepare: Decision Making For Organizational Change. 6. Imagine: How To Implement Macro Intervention: Changing Agency Policy. 7. Imagine: Project Implementation and Program Development. 8. Understanding Neighborhoods and Communities. 9. Macro Practice in Communities. 10. Evaluating Macro Practice. 11. Advocacy and Social Action With Populations-At-Risk. 12. Ethics and Ethical Dilemmas in Macro Practice. 13. Working with the Courts. 14. Developing and Managing Agency Resources. 15. Stress and Time Management.