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ERIC Number: ED437496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 403
Abstractor: N/A
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How To Serve and Organize the Abandoned Poor: A Human Rights Spiritual Case Study Manual.
DiBiase, John
This guide is designed to help social workers, social activists, members of religious organizations, police officers, urban planners, and anyone interested in working with disadvantaged people. Case studies and examples from the experiences of real people are given to make the discussion practical. Each chapter contains a series of questions and answers that illustrate the precepts of serving and organizing efforts for the abandoned poor. The introductory chapters discuss the human person and present a philosophical and principled approach to their problems. Other chapters provide detailed and concrete accounts of methods and techniques for training people for social activism and leadership. Among the topics discussed is self-help by the poor at the neighborhood and community levels. The final chapter contains specific advice for establishing a nonprofit agency that includes members of the community being served. Eight appendixes reinforce many of the chapters with detailed examples. (Contains a 49-item bibliography.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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