Week 7: Classes 12-13.Intervening in social conditions: action, development, & planning approaches
Topics: More detailed treatment of the roles of planner, developer, organizer, activist, advocate. Overview or the Industrial Area’s Foundation, ACORN, Foundation for Community Empowerment, Meetup, and other community change forces.
Text: Kirst-Ashman & Hull, Ch. 11.
Course pack: Comparing approaches to social work practice; Planning, community development, and community action approaches to intervening in social conditions
Reading: Rothman, J. (2007). Multi modes of intervention at the macro level. Journal of Community Practice. (15/4), 11-40.
Video: The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and his Legacy. 50 min. CWC V1157
Condition of Concern task force report due on 10Oct08
Discussion of returned papers
Review of readings
Video The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and his Legacy. 50 min. CWC V1157 http://www.progress.org/archive/alinsky.htm
Task force meetings
Mid-semester feedback form
Video Ernie Cortez on principles of intervention. V1035 DVD. Cortes, E. (1996). Reweaving the social fabric. http://www.tresser.com/ernesto.htm
Task force meeting
Week 8: Classes 14-15.The organization as client
Topics: Introduction to organization theory and the organizational structure of the social services system, including service delivery, standard-setting, advocacy, coalitions, and funding organizations, and their vertical and horizontal relationships.
Text: Kirst-Ashman & Hull, Ch. 4.
Course pack: Human service vs. production organizations.