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Community Social Work Practice in an Urban ContextThe Potential of a Capacity-Enhancement Perspective$
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Melvin Delgado

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195125467

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125467.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Community Social Work Practice in an Urban Context

Melvin Delgado

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets the context from which to understand the importance of urban-centered practice for social work in the 21st century. It traces how the author became interested in a community-assets perspective and why the development of urban-specific interventions are so critical to community social work practice. In addition, it outlines the goals for the book, defines some of the key terms that are used, and describes the research methods used in selecting and analyzing case studies.

Keywords:   urban social work, social work practice, community social work, urban-specific interventions

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