The Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice: Building the Beloved Community
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The Empowerment Approach to Social Work Practice: Building the Beloved Community

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First published in 1994, this book was hailed as a cutting-edge, theory-driven report from the front-line trenches in the battle for social justice. Both clinical and community oriented and written from a global perspective, it presents clients speaking for themselves alongside reports of prominent social work educators. This new edition puts greater emphasis on "how-to" s...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 7th 2001 by Columbia University Press (first published January 28th 1994)
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Jessica
Nov 25, 2007 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: social workers interested in "building the beloved community"
Thanks, Monica, that is super nice to hear. Actually, I tend to find the people I work under (mucky-mucks at agencies who make the big decisions) a whole lot scarier than the people I work for (my clients). At worst clients mostly just frustrate me; the people running the show can make me question any optimism I've had about humanity (they sure did today!), while my clients more frequently restore it.

This is some of what Judith A. B. Lee (who so far seems to draw on Freire and D. Solomon, among...more
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