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Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps

Elizabeth Beck, Nancy P. Kropf and Pamela Blume Leonard

in Social Work and Restorative Justice

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394641
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199863365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394641.003.0013
Concluding Thoughts and Next Steps

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This concluding chapter comments on the fit between social work and restorative justice. It examines five significant areas of overlap which are the strengths perspective and resilience, empowerment, well-being and healing, cultural competence, and social justice. Next the chapter examines ways to strengthen the fit between the two areas by focusing on the need for more interaction in the areas of practice skills, research, and systems change.

Keywords: strengths perspective; resilience; empowerment; well-being; healing; cultural competence; social justice

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