Friday, December 5, 2014

Making a difference: Community Practice for Social Change

by JJ Ramirez

        A person with a mission to help their community and make a positive change can take many routes to accomplish their goal. The most popular schooling route is social work. Once the degree in social work is obtained, many will assist specifically individual or families with counseling or health care access. For those that want to help on a larger scale continue their schooling and enter either the mezzo or macro fields. Mezzo social workers assist with entire neighborhoods and institutions by helping with community organizing and management. Macro is the highest level assisting with states and countries with lobbying, policy research and advocacy.

        The following infographic by Case Western Reserve Universities Online Masters of Science in Social Administration explains this further, describing the growth of the social work and today’s most influential community practice leaders (click on the image to enlarge).

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