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 Century
The Empowerment Approach: A Conceptual Framework
Establishing Multifocal Vision: The History of Oppression
Establishing Multifocal Vision: The Ecological Perspective and Coping
Multifocal Vision: Developing Ethclass, Feminist, Cultural, Global, and Critical Perspectives -- One Clear Lens, Many Foci
Making Beginnings in Individual and Family Empowerment: Processes and Practical Skills
Assessment for Empowerment: Content and Process
Working on Problems Together: The Empowerment of Individuals and Families
Empowering Special Populations
The Empowerment Group Approach
Empowerment Groups: Working Together Toward Empowerment
Community and Political Empowerment Practice
Empowerment in Global Perspective: Social and Economic Justice For All