Rules of the Game

Author: Mark S. Homan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351664220
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Concise, empowering, and inspirational, this introduction to promoting change offers practical knowledge, and features more than 150 guidelines brought to life with down-to-earth, often humorous language. Replete with the wisdom of more than four decades of experience in the field, Mark S. Homan demystifies the community change process by providing nuts-and-bolts rules for success, including eight essential steps for building an organized change effort. Homan’s outline for community change is invaluable in any setting, from grassroots organizations to governments or community agencies. Writing in a conversational, informal style, Homan leads readers through the basic things they need to know about themselves, about others, and about the change process itself. As they put these ideas into action, they will identify skills, attitudes, and choices important to their success as a change agent in the community.

Analytical Skills for Community Organization Practice

Author: Donna Hardina
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231505116
Format: PDF, ePub
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This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.

Promoting Community Change Making It Happen in the Real World

Author: Mark S. Homan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445678
Format: PDF, Docs
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Designed for students who want to move beyond the theoretical discussion of community and become effective agents of change, PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE, 6th Edition addresses the real-world issues facing professionals in social work, human services, and community health. By emphasizing the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems commonly experienced by individuals and families, the author gives students the tools they need to improve the lives of individual clients as well as entire communities. Students will learn to identify the issues related to change so that they can bring clients, families, and other community members together to build a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Close to Home

Author: Emilia E. Martinez-Brawley
Publisher: N A S W Press
ISBN: 9780871013125
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This latest work on rural social work and the small community follows decades of research on understanding and working with such communities. Close to Home explains the dynamics of small communities in terms that are essential for scholars of rural services and rural life. The book covers the major issues facing human services delivery in small towns -- in some cases for the first time in the professional literature. The book will be essential reading for students and human services practitioners who are working in or aspire to serve in small towns and rural areas.

The Game

Author: Neil Strauss
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062130110
Format: PDF, Docs
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Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author and journalist, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the last decade—guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever. On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love. And then things really start to get strange—and passions lead to betrayals lead to violence. The Game is the story of one man's transformation from frog to prince to prisoner in the most unforgettable book of this generation.

Promoting Community Change Making It Happen in the Real World

Author: Mark S. Homan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445678
Format: PDF
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Designed for students who want to move beyond the theoretical discussion of community and become effective agents of change, PROMOTING COMMUNITY CHANGE, 6th Edition addresses the real-world issues facing professionals in social work, human services, and community health. By emphasizing the role a strengthened community can play in preventing and solving the problems commonly experienced by individuals and families, the author gives students the tools they need to improve the lives of individual clients as well as entire communities. Students will learn to identify the issues related to change so that they can bring clients, families, and other community members together to build a healthier community for themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Child Friendly Schools Manual

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Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Correctional Organization and Management

Author: Robert M. Freeman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780750698979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Correctional Organization and Management looks at correctional management in terms of a typology of specific management tasks such as leadership, planning, directing, and controlling with some discussion of generic organizational theory and history. The book is unique to the market because its focus goes beyond looking exclusively at inmates, wardens, and correctional officers.The author is a former corrections superintendent (warden) and prison psychologist and approaches his material with a broad understanding of corrections. The author draws on a wealth of personal experience, current information and the continually growing body of research examining management and leadership issues in organizations both inside and outside of corrections.This book is unique in that it focuses on three distinct areas: the introductory, the administration, and the issues of corrections.Among the strengths of this comprehensive book is that the author places emphasis on areas previously ignored such as the importance and influence of attitudinal change and the politicization of correctional ideology. This book bridges the gap between critical elements of organizational theory and psychosocial issues.

Neurocounseling

Author: Thomas A. Field
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119375568
Format: PDF
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This text presents current, accessible information on enhancing the counseling process using a brain-based paradigm. Leading experts provide guidelines and insights for becoming a skillful neuroscience-informed counselor, making direct connections between the material covered and clinical practice. In this much-needed resource—the first to address neurocounseling concepts across the counseling curriculum—chapters cover each of the eight common core areas in the 2016 CACREP Standards in addition to several specialty areas of the Standards. Detailed case studies, questions for reflection, quiz questions, and a glossary facilitate classroom use.

The Contemporary Thesaurus of Search Terms and Synonyms

Author: Sara D. Knapp
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573561075
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether your search is limited to a single database or is as expansive as all of cyberspace, you won't find the intended results unless you use the words that work. Now in its second edition, Sara Knapp has updated and expanded this invaluable resource. Unlike any other thesaurus available, this popular guide offers a wealth of natural language options in a convenient, A-to-Z format. It's ideal for helping users find the appropriate word or words for computer searches in the humanities, social sciences, and business. The second edition has added more than 9,000 entries to the first edition's extensive list. Now, the Thesaurus contains almost 21,000 search entries! New or expanded areas include broader coverage of business terms and humanities-including arts literature, philosophy, religion, and music.