A key role for human service professions is to create opportunities for community participation and success for individuals who are at greater risk. Yet, many vulnerable people remain isolated or off-set from community and struggle with the social ramifications of poverty, unemployment, difficulty with housing and transportation. It is clear that traditional methodologies have not brought many successes. To this end, this interactive session will introduce and explore this macro challenge and examine ways and means to greater community success for the people being supported or served. Clear strategies will be outlined and explored as we examine a more macro perspective on the notion of community building.
1. Participants will understand the micro and macro perspectives
2. Participants will be introduced to the Interdependent/macro paradigm
3. Major aspects of social infrastructure will be overviewed
4. The importance of Social Capital will be explored