Theories Of Macro Social Work

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Macro social work promotes human development and social justice through work with communities and organizations. It comprises of a wide variety of knowledge and skills that enables workers to lead and contribute to highly performing public and private sector organizations that focuses on the critical social issues with diverse population. As such “diverse population is a variety of people which include several characteristic against what one may deem as the norm or majority.” Macro social work is centered on investigation of larger scales to social problems and for the development and implementation of social interventions that aim at effecting positive change at the community, state, and national levels (Birkenmaier and Berg-Weger 2007). Macro practice draws from theoretical foundation and at the same time contributes to development of new theory. Macro practices goes beyond individual interventions, but are often based on needs, problems, issues, and concerns. Rothman, Erlich and Tropman 2008, identify three areas of intervention, communities, organizations, and small groups. Noteworthy, macro social work teaches workers how to conceptualizes social problems and their solutions on a continuum from micro practice with individuals, to mezzo practice with families and groups to macro practice which interacts with institutions, communities, and society at large. These three categories determine the scopes of practices for social workers. According to Jansson 2011, Social
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