Application of the Framework to Practice: Engagement

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:
 Application of the Framework to Practice: Engagement

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This chapter discusses the engagement phase of the community capacity-enhancement framework. Engagement refers to the sociopolitical process of developing relationships, eliciting commitments from community residents, and helping to ensure a harmonious working agreement between all significant parties. The process of engagement is critical to the ultimate success of any community capacity-enhancement effort. It takes on added significance when it involves population groups that have historically been ignored in setting agendas for change.

Keywords: community capacity-enhancement; urban social work; social work practice; engagement phase; developing relationships; population groups

Chapter.  3653 words.  Illustrated.

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