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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Approaches to Empowering Individuals and Communities

Approaches to Empowering Individuals and Communities

75 Approaches to Empowering Individuals and Communities
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Kevin J. Mahoney

Karen Zgoda

Oxford University Press

This chapter illustrates the practice modality of client empowerment. It first provides an overview of the history of empowerment models in social work, grounding this modality in the context of practice theories. It then uses the Cash and Counseling project as a case study to illustrate various facets of empowerment.

Keywords:   elderly, client empowerment, social work practice, Cash and Counseling

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