Community Practice and Social Development in Social Work

  • Sarah Todd
  • Julie L. Drolet


  • Provides a comprehensive examination of community practices and social development in social work

  • Offers an overall consideration of the state of social development work around the world and explores a wide range of community practices

  • Provides an overview of the field, while providing concrete examples of community practices in a range of regional contexts

Living reference work

Part of the Social Work book series (SOWO)

Table of contents

  1. Rodreck Mupedziswa, Kefentse Kubanga
  2. Augusta Y Olaore, Nkiruka Rita Ezeokoli, Vickie B. Ogunlade
  3. Mirna E. Carranza, María Isolda Jiménez Peralta, Luz Angelina López Herrera, Martha Miuriel Suárez Soza
  4. Uzo Anucha, Sinthu Srikanthan, Rebecca Houwer
  5. Meredith C. F. Powers, Christian Zik Nsonwu
  6. Sarah Todd, Julie L. Drolet
  7. Bayartsetseg Terbish, Margot Rawsthorne

About this book


This book brings together leaders in the field of community practice and social development in social work.  The chapters discuss the implications of social development in social work practice, policy, and service structures.


Social Work Community Practice Social Development in Social Work Social development theory and practice Social development work around the world Sustainable development Community development Community engagement Youth engagement Politics and policy in community practice and social development Social work research Immigrants and refugees Community and social services Poverty alleviation Anti-oppressive Community Work Practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah Todd
    • 1
  • Julie L. Drolet
    • 2
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.University of CalgaryEdmontonCanada

About the editors

Professor Sarah Todd teaches in the School of Social Work at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  Her research focuses on social work education and community development, particularly in the area of grassroots youth organizing. She teachers courses on social work theory and practice, community organizing, gender and sexuality and critical education.

 Associate Professor Julie Drolet teaches in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary’s Central and Northern Alberta Region in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research focuses on disaster social work, examining resilience, long-term recovery, social protection and community development. She teaches courses on social work research, social work practice with immigrants and refugees, sustainability and social development, international social work, and field education.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Community Practice and Social Development in Social Work
  • Editors Sarah Todd
    Julie L. Drolet
  • Series Title Social Work
  • Series Abbreviated Title Social Work
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Springer Reference Biomedicine & Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-1542-8
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages X, 440
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Work
    Social Work and Community Development
    Development and Social Change