Working with community groups

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2019) Working with community groups. In: Nipperess, Sharlene, and Williams, Charlotte, (eds.) Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: new perpectives and practices. Allen & Unwin, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 207-222.

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Abstract

This chapter looks beyond state provision to the arena of support and care operating at community level by individuals, ethno specific NGOs, community actors, religious institutions and others garnering the wellbeing of minority communities. Our contention is that this is a key arena of multicultural practice, especially in the context of an increasingly globalized world, and a locale where innovation and change emerges from the grassroots. We argue that traditional forms of community development have not been very effective at working with diversity and look towards the ways professionals can engage with this realm of activity of self-provisioning in bolstering efforts towards wellbeing.

Item ID: 60495
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-76029-783-1
Copyright Information: (C) Allen & Unwin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 23:05
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare @ 50%
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