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date: 14 October 2019

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Major social changes resulting from globalization, the increase in multicultural societies, and growing concerns for human rights, especially for women and girls, will affect all community practice in this century. Community practice processes—organizing, planning, sustainable development, and progressive social change—are challenged by these trends and the ethical dilemmas they pose. Eight different models of community practice intervention are described with examples from around the globe. The values and ethics that ground community practice interventions are drawn from international and national literature. Model applications are identified for direct practice, working with groups, communities and coalitions, and in management, administration, and leadership for social justice.

Keywords: community practice models, social work values and ethics, global social changes, community interventions and development, human rights and social justice

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