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Asset Assessments and Community Social Work Practice

Melvin Delgado and Denise Humm-Delgado


Community social work practice has made tremendous progress in reaching out to marginalized groups in urban and rural areas of the country, with social work scholars bringing many of the key concepts underlying community practice into fields like health promotion, fostering approaches ranging from involving beauticians in providing domestic violence services, to developing community gardens to address food security and educational initiatives. The role and importance of assessment in development of health and social services are well accepted in the field and represent the fundamental building ... More

Keywords: social work practice, community, asset, assessment, methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvin Delgado, author
Boston University School of Social Work

Denise Humm-Delgado, author
Simmons College School of Social Work