FREE DOWNLOAD Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations Through Consultation and Technical Assistance
Community groups and human service organizations are under a tremendous amount of pressure to strengthen their programs and measure the effectiveness of their work These challenges have prompted many to seek consultation and technical assistance in order to better plan develop and evaluate their services and resources and be responsive to the needs of funders and the communityIn this volume practitioners and researchers present methods and strategies for assisting and collaborating with groups and agencies serving families Helping a community or organizati.
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D change theory among other theories are outlined Special emphasis is placed on the importance of cultural competence the need to balance diverse needs ethical mandates and dilemmas is crucial The book concludes with a detailed step by step guide for helping an agency or program perform a self evaluationSkilled consultation and assistance enable organizations to better support and strengthen families While this book is grounded in research it also reflects the lived experiences of each contributor and illuminates the complex yet vital role of the consultan.
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On involves many tasks reaching out to the community building leadership developing and planning for action and reuires specialized knowledge and skills Contributors combine a research based theoretical framework with practical guidance to explain this process and offer cross cultural case studies in a wide range of settingsThe book begins with a discussion of the role of the coach or capacity building consultant and the related but distinct activities of consultation technical assistance and service The value of empowerment theory adult learning theory an.