About this book
For decades, community-centered social services have been promoted as an admirable ideal. Yet the concept of decentralized services delivered where people live has proved to be an elusive ideal as well, with the promise of empowerment often giving way to disinterest and apathy.
Community-Based Interventions examines the reasons community programs tend to founder, and proposes a realistic framework for sustained success. The book's theoretical, philosophical, and political foundations begin with the importance of context, as in local knowledge and community self-definition and engagement. Innovative, often startling, approaches to planning, design, and implementation begin with the recognition that communities are not "targets" or "locations" to be "fixed," but social realities whose issues require concrete answers. The variety of examples described in these chapters demonstrate the power of community interventions in providing effective services, reducing inequities, and giving individuals greater control over their health, their environment, and, in the long run, their lives. Included in the coverage:
- Redefining community: the social dimensions.
- A new epidemiology to inform community work.
- The role of research in designing community interventions.
- The conceptual flow of a community-based project.
- Building autonomy through leadership from below.
- Relating social interventions to social justice.
Attuned to the current era of health and mental health reform, Community-Based Interventions represents a major step forward in its field, and makes an inspiring text for social workers, clinical social workers, public health administrators, and community activists.
- Book Title Community-Based Interventions
- Book Subtitle Philosophy and Action
- Series Title International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice
- Series Abbreviated Title Int.Perspect.on Social Policy, Administrat.,Practice
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-8020-5
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8019-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5460-5
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-8020-5
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VII, 169
- Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Community and Environmental Psychology
- Buy this book on publisher's site