Studies in Empowerment

Steps Toward Understanding and Action

By Robert E Hess

© 1984 – Routledge

248 pages

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Hardback: 9780866562836
pub: 1983-12-31
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About the Book

This adaptable book offers diverse applications of the empowerment model to the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness. Topics span the developmental trends of empowerment as an individual achievement, a community experience, and a professional aim in relation to social intervention strategies and tactics.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword: Empowerment: An Antidote for Folly

  • Studies in Empowerment: Introduction to the Issue
  • Citizen Empowerment: A Developmental Perspective
  • Empowerment in a Religious Setting: A Multivariate Investigation
  • The Fort McDowell Yavapai: From Pawns to Powerbrokers
  • Vehicles for Empowerment: The Case of Feminist Movement Organizations
  • Help Seeking and Receiving in Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods: Strategies for Empowerment
  • Creating and Using Social Technologies for Community Empowerment
  • The Illusion of Empowerment: Community Development Within a Colonial Context
  • Empowerment and Synergy: Expanding the Community’s Healing Resources
  • Thoughts on Empowerment

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health