3 Units


This course is the last of three sequential courses on integrated social work practice. It aims to develop students’ competence for community-based practice. It stresses the skills, techniques and strategies required to mobilize both people and resources to solve social problems at organizational and community level. It examines values and ethical dilemmas facing professional social workers in organizations, communities and policymaking arenas. The social planning and social reform aspects of social work practice are underscored in seeking change to cope with individual, family, and community problems. Laws concerning petition, public assembly and social action in Hong Kong will be introduced in the course. Prerequisite: SOWK5951.