Social Work Macro Practice

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A&B/Pearson, 2008 - Social Science - 412 pages
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Social Work Macro Practicefocuses on work with organizations and communities, including planned change approaches and implementation.


This new edition ofSocial Work Macro Practicehas been updated and revised to make it an even stronger and more user-friendly text. The authors have designed the book to mesh well with a variety of contemporary policy texts.

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I read this book as part of the first-year curriculum in a graduate program. Though I was thoroughly interested in the wealth of knowledge it had to offer, I felt that the book could have been better ... Read full review


PART ONE Values and Historical Perspectives I
Community Organization and Social Reform

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About the author (2008)

F. Ellen Netting is Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She practiced within the aging network in East Tennessee where she gained expertise in working with elders in diverse community-based settings. Drs. Huber, Nelson, and Netting are Fellows within the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

Peter M. Kettner is Professor Emeritus at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He is the author of six books, 50 articles, monographs, and book chapters on the topics of purchase-of-service contracting, privatization, macro practice in social work, human services planning, and social work administration. Over his 30 year career in academia he served as a consultant to five different state human service agencies and dozens of local nonprofit agencies on their purchase of service contracting practices and in the design and implementation of effectiveness-based planning systems. In retirement he has continued his writing and consultation with local government and nonprofit agencies.

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