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Application of the Framework to Practice: Mapping

Melvin Delgado

in Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125467
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864188 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.003.0009
 Application of the Framework to Practice: Mapping

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This chapter discusses the mapping phase of the community capacity-enhancement framework. Mapping gives practitioners a great deal of flexibility in any given situation because they are able to gather a range of complex information that is not readily available from conventional sources, such as resource directories. Mapping can be used to enhance a community's capacities, which will prove to be an essential element of any form of intervention targeting a community. Practitioners, in turn, can tailor the kind of information they need to gather and to do so with a minimal amount of effort.

Keywords: community capacity-enhancement; urban social work; social work practice; mapping phase; resource directories

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