International community practice: Local-global issues and strategies

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The objectives of this chapter are to introduce the field and broad scope of international community practice as part of international social work and to present some of the core issues in which international community practitioners often engage and strategies they use to address these issues. The chapter is organized into five sections. First, as part of the introduction, basic concepts
such as international community practice, international social work, local, and global are discussed. Second, an integrated perspective approach as a
framework for international community practice is presented. The third section discusses the link between the local and global and major issues in
international community practice, including increasing poverty, conflict and post-conflict issues, problems faced by refugees and people who are displaced,
other particularly vulnerable groups, and the organizations engaged to work with these issues. The fourth section looks at basic programs and strategies
employed in international social work and community practice and specific problem-focused programs and strategies. The final section concludes with a
discussion of needs in the areas noted and challenges for international community practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe handbook of community practice
EditorsMarie Weil, Michael Reisch, Mary L Ohmer
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, California
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter 30
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781412976640
ISBN (Print)9781412987851
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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