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Urban Practice

Melvin Delgado

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.406

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Social work practice is best understood and practiced when taking into account the local context. The urban context of social work practice may share much with suburban and rural contexts but also brings with it unique problems and opportunities.

Keywords: context; capacity enhancement; demographics; social and economic justice

Article.  2394 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Justice ; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Social Work Practice Settings ; Poverty

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