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date: 30 October 2020

Ecological Frameworklocked

  • Alex GittermanAlex GittermanUniversity of Houston
  •  and Carel B. GermainCarel B. GermainUniversity of Connecticut

Summary

Ecological concepts and principles enable social workers to keep a simultaneous focus on people and their environments and their reciprocal relationships, not only in direct practice with individuals, families and groups, but also in influencing organizations and communities and in policy practice. Ecological concepts emphasize the reciprocity of person:environment exchanges, in which each shapes and influences the other over time. Ecological concepts are reviewed.

Subjects

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Human Behaviour and the Social Environment
  • Race and Ethnicity

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