First published in 1994, this book was hailed as a cutting-edge, theory-driven report from the front-line trenches in the battle for social justice. Both clinical and community oriented and written from a global perspective, it presents clients speaking for themselves alongside reports of prominent social work educators. This new edition puts greater emphasis on "how-to" skills in working with people toward their own empowerment and stresses multiculturalism. A new chapter identifies worldwide issues of oppression such as abuse of women and children and neglect of the mentally ill.
It covers a lot of ground, yet stays grounded and rooted in empowerment practice. It should have appeal to both clinical and macro social workers, academicians and practicioners alike.
Lee H. Staples
Dreaming Justice and the Beloved Community in the Twenty-First CenturyThe Empowerment Approach: A Conceptual FrameworkEstablishing Multifocal Vision: The History of OppressionEstablishing Multifocal Vision: The Ecological Perspective and CopingMultifocal Vision: Developing Ethclass, Feminist, Cultural, Global, and Critical Perspectives--One Clear Lens, Many FociMaking Beginnings in Individual and Family Empowerment: Processes and Practical SkillsAssessment for Empowerment: Content and ProcessWorking on Problems Together: The Empowerment of Individuals and FamiliesEmpowering Special PopulationsThe Empowerment Group ApproachEmpowerment Groups: Working Together Toward EmpowermentCommunity and Political Empowerment PracticeEmpowerment in Global Perspective: Social and Economic Justice For All