Introducing Community Development and Agent of Change content into Curriculum Dine College 3-24-06 Mark S. Homan Sergio Matos. Every Day In America Note: need to update. 1 young person under 25 dies from HIV infection 5 children and youth under 20 commit suicide
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Introducing Community Development and Agent of Change content into CurriculumDine College3-24-06Mark S. HomanSergio Matos
From Children’s Defense Fund
reported April 18, 2004 (2002 data)
Healthy communities tend to produce healthy people.Distressed and depressed communities tend to produce distressed and depressed people.
They come to the people of the slums not to help them rebel and fight their way out of the muck…social work does not even reach the submerged masses…Social work is largely a middle class activity and guided by a middle class psychology. In the rare instances where it reaches the slum dwellers it seeks to get them adjusted to their environment so they will live in hell and like it. A higher form of social treason would be difficult to conceive.
Service focuses on problems
Service is episodic
Service reinforces power imbalances from giver to receiver
Service promotes passivity
Development focuses on assets and capacities
Development is ongoing
Development equalizes power relationships
Development promotes capability and power
Service relies on experts
Service emphasizes recipient ownership of problems
Service keeps recipients isolated and dependent
Service meets needs
Service requires problems
Service expects no contribution to others
Development relies on partnerships
Development emphasizes mutual ownership of possibilities
Development links people with shared interests and promotes leadership
Development fuels abilities
Development requires contribution
The privilege and the penalty of your education and the position you hold in the community is that, over the coming decades, as in the past, you will be the pace setters for political and social thought in your community. You may accept this responsibility, but it makes no difference. It is inescapable. If you decide to set no pace, to forward no dreams and to have no vision, you will still be the pacesetters. You will simply have decided that there is no pace.