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Community Practice

Communities that are strong, healthy, and economically sound are sources of resilience for individuals and families. Community-based social, health, and support services answer a multitude of needs and are often a major component of independent living for persons who otherwise might require full-time care by private or publicly funded agencies. The titles below cover a wide range of approaches to creating healthy, equitable communities.

The links lead to summaries of work on community services and action,, with take-home messages relevant to social work practice.

Papers

  1. Social Work Case Management: Case Studies from the Frontlines
  2. Communities respond to predatory lending.
  3. Democratizing caring labor: The promise of community-based, worker-owned childcare cooperatives
  4. Gerontological social work student-delivered respite: a community-university partnership pilot program