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Promoting Community Change: Making it Happen in the Real World Paperback – Oct. 13 2010

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Henry Parada is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Ryerson University. He has also taught social work at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Estelí Campus; and La Plata University, Argentina. He spent over ten years in direct practice within child protection as a front-line social worker and supervisor. His research interests include analysis of institutional practices, social work epistemology, and methodology. Henry has published in the area of the governance of workers and clients in child protection, institutional ethnography, the construction of subject locations, community education, and Latin American social work. Henry has been leading a six-year university-community development project in the Dominican Republic (Tier 2 CIDA-UPCD). He recently finished an institutional ethnography of the national Child Protection System practices in the Dominican Republic. He is also leading two research projects dealing with the sexual commercial exploitation of children in the Dominican Republic and is co-leading a third one in Nicaragua. His projects have received funds from Canadian International Development Agency, Latin America and Caribbean Exchange Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health, UNICEF, Ryerson International Initiative Funds, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC-International).

Lisa Barnoff is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Ryerson University. The focus of her research and writing is on the implementation of anti-oppressive practices within community-based social service agencies. Lisa’s teaching experience includes courses on social work theory and practice, anti-oppression, violence against women, family violence, and sexual diversity. Lisa’s practice experience is in the women’s services sector. She has worked on the front line and in management positions in agencies working with communities of women facing issues related to violence, poverty, homelessness, and experience with the mental health system. At Ryerson University, Lisa has engaged in administration, most recently acting as the Associate Director, Field Education.

Ken Moffatt is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, Ryerson University. His research interests include community practice in the context of diversity, post-structural understandings of subjectivity, the influence of technique and technology on human relations and human/personal change, and cultural studies. He has recently become engaged in collaborative art-based projects and writing that focus on the critical analysis of symbol creation in the context of globalization. He has taught courses in community work, critical perspectives on marginalization, queer theory, identity and diversity, anti-oppression and social work practice. Ken has worked in the field of social work as a child welfare worker, program management officer, and community worker. In the past, he has worked in administration as the Graduate Programme Director at York University and Ryerson University Schools of Social Work.

Now retired, Mark S. Homan served as Chair of the Social Services Department at Pima Community College, where he taught for over 30 years. In addition to these duties, Mark has served as adjunct faculty and guest lecturer for colleges, universities, and training consortia in the United States, Russia, and Sweden. A strong advocate of community empowerment, Mark has worked with diverse populations in urban, rural, and reservation communities on a broad range of issues and has developed and directed several human services programs. He is the past Chair of the international Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), a founding member of community organizations and agencies, and has served in executive leadership roles on numerous community boards and councils. He has conducted workshops and delivered presentations on various aspects of community building and community power. The recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence and for work with communities, Mark is also the author of RULES OF THE GAME: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD OF COMMUNITY CHANGE, which is used both as a textbook and as a practical guide for community change agents.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nelson Cengage Adapted; 1st edition (Oct. 13 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0176104305
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0176104306
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 748 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.75 x 2.24 x 23.5 cm
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