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Human Service Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens

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ISBN 9780367709761
April 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens provides a foundation in social justice to students while developing practical skills and knowledge about the steps and tasks involved in planning social programs.

Through the "parallel process" of contextualizing social issues while teaching the process of program planning, students will develop a perspective on the need for social justice planning and its impact on marginalized communities and populations. The textbook explores current concepts and approaches to understanding social issues and involving impacted communities and individuals. These include: Intersectionality, Appreciative Inquiry, Participatory Planning and Visioning that serve to challenge preconceptions while coupling these with the step-by-step approach to planning using the Logic Model.   

Utilizing meaningful examples to demonstrate how social justice planning can be implemented, Program Planning Through a Social Justice Lens is appropriate for students of social work as well as practitioners in human services, public administration, and public health.

Table of Contents

1. Social Justice Thinking 2. Working with the Community to Define the Issue 3. Determining Need 4. From Understanding the Issue to Developing the Impact 5. The Process of Program Planning, Theory of Change and Logic Models 6. Lasting Change Requires a Detailed Strategy 7. Developing the Program Logic Model 8. The Program Narrative 9. Program Evaluation

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Irwin Nesoff served as a nonprofit executive for fifteen years before joining the social work faculty at Kean University in New Jersey. He later joined the faculty at Wheelock College in Boston where he taught social work and chaired the Department of Leadership and Policy. He holds a Doctorate in Social Welfare awarded by the City University of New York Graduate Center.