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What are the Key Concepts of Community Organization?

1) THIS IS NOT DIRECT PRACTICE!
2) Work WITH the Community, NOT directly for them!
3) IDENTIFY members with COMMON INTERESTS
4) Do not provide individual or family counseling
5) Empower community members to strenghten to prevent future dilemmas
6) Advocate for the disadvantaged

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What is the Locality Model of Development?

What is the Purpose and what is the SWK role?

What is a Broker?

Purpose: Work with the community to solve a common problem at the community/Local level *Think Neighborhood*

SWK Role: Enabler: E for EMPOWER. Help members use own resources to problem solve

Broker: Mediates and negotiates between community groups - Links community with services

KEYWORDS: Neighborhood association, Residents, Community

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What is Social Planning?

What is the Purpose and what is the SWK role?

Purpose: Determine a range of solutions to problems AND develop Programs to solve problems

SWK Role: EXPERT - Gather DATA and FACTS used to resolve problems

KEYWORDS: PLAN or DEVELOP homeless shelters, after school programs

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What is Social Reform?


What is the Purpose and what is the SWK role?

Purpose: Change social policy. FORM COALITIONS. Bring Organizations together

SWK Role: ORGANIZER - Join groups together to take joint action towards specific goals

KEYWORDS: Changing Law, Bringing large coalitions together

EX: Bringing MADD and FADD together

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What is Social Action?

What is the Purpose and what is the SWK role?

Purpose: Assist community members who NEED assistance/the DISADVANTAGED. You will take ACTION and CONFRONT on their behalf

SWK: Advocate: Represent the disadvantaged and ACTIVIST

Bargaining and confrontation

Keywords: Landlord and Tenants, the Homeless, the Tenant Association