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Human service program planning through a social justice lens, Irwin Nesoff

Human Service Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens provides a foundation in social justice to students while developing practical skills and knowledge about the steps and tasks involved in planning social programs.Through the "parallel process" of contextualizing social issues while teaching the process of program planning, students will develop a perspective on the need for social justice planning and its impact on marginalized communities and populations. The textbook explores current concepts and approaches to understanding social issues and involving impacted communities and individuals. These include: Intersectionality, Appreciative Inquiry, Participatory Planning and Visioning, which serve to challenge preconceptions while coupling these with the step-by-step approach to planning using the Logic Model.Utilizing meaningful examples to demonstrate how social justice planning can be implemented, Human Service Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens is appropriate for students of social work as well as practitioners in human services, public administration and public health
Table of contents
1. Social Justice Thinking 2. Working with the Community to Define the Issue 3. Determining Need 4. From Understanding the Issue to Developing the Impact 5. The Process of Program Planning, Theory of Change and Logic Models 6. Lasting Change Requires a Detailed Strategy 7. Developing the Program Logic Model 8. The Program Narrative 9. Program Evaluation
Literary form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical description
1 online resource (237 pages)
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