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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

Megan Meyer.

in Social Work

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 8257 words.

Understanding, fostering, and mobilizing communities have been central features of social work practice since the profession’s founding in the late 1800s. During this period of rapid...

Community Development

Alice K. Butterfield.

in Social Work

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 8585 words.

Community development, also known as community economic development, is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field. Practitioners and scholars representing disciplines such as urban...

Community Violence

Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 3314 words.

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence

Community Policing

George Patterson.

in Social Work

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work. 8655 words.

Community policing is a model of policing that is different from traditional models of policing that focus on the crime functions of law enforcement. Community policing involves the...

community sentences

John Harris and Vicky White.

in A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 578 words.

A court can decide on a community sentence if someone is convicted of a crime but not sent to prison.

Community Building

Sharon E. Milligan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 3190 words.

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties

Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 8003 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social

Community Development

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield and Benson Chisanga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 4773 words.

Community development is a planned approach to improving the standard of living and well-being of disadvantaged populations in the United

Community Development

Alice K. Johnson Butterfield and Benson Chisanga.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 4649 words.

Community development is a planned approach to improving the standard of living and well-being of disadvantaged populations in the United States and internationally. An overview of...

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Community Violence

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding...

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Community: Overview

Calvin L. Streeter.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice. 6406 words.

One of the hallmarks of social work is its recognition that people grow and mature in a social context. Communities are one of the many social systems that touch people's lives and shape...

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community Development

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

The process of solving the environmental, economic, social, and public health problems of a community. This is often achieved by teamwork in a multisectoral approach that can also enhance...

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Community Building

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while...

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Community Organization

Overview page. Subjects: Social Work.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Community Transformation

Tina P. Kruse.

in Making Change

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Organizations. 5452 words.

This chapter provides a foundational overview of community development theory as fodder for connecting community change to youth social entrepreneurship. The chapter includes special...

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Community Violence

Neil B. Guterman and Muhammad Haj-Yahia.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Social Work Macro Practice. 3319 words.

Community violence represents a widespread concern receiving increasing attention by social workers. This article considers the problem of community violence and our present understanding...

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Community Building

Sharon E. Milligan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings. 3225 words.

This article will cover the history, theory, and empirical and practical knowledge of community building. Social networks and social ties contribute to informal social control, while...

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Community Planning

Elisheva Sadan.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Work Practice Settings; Social Work Research and Evidence-based Practice. 12202 words.

This entry discusses community planning in the context of community social work. Distinctions are made between community planning as a rational comprehensive process of the planning...

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Community Organization

Jacqueline Mondros and Lee Staples.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Social Work Macro Practice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 9429 words.

The authors review the history of community organization, both within and outside social work, describe the various sociological and social psychological theories that inform organizing...

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Community Needs Assessment

Elizabeth A. Mulroy.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Work. 1571 words.

Current approaches to community needs assessments should reflect the changing nature of communities themselves and new thinking relative to their