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Frontline Worker Perceptions of the Empowerment Process in Community-Based Agencies

Joyce E. Everett, Kerry Homstead and James Drisko
Social Work
Vol. 52, No. 2 (April 2007), pp. 161-170
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23721169
Page Count: 10
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Frontline Worker Perceptions of the Empowerment Process in Community-Based Agencies
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Abstract

Although many in the social work profession have written about empowerment, few have offered a description of the empowerment process from the perspective of clients and workers in high-risk communities. This qualitative study presents a model of empowerment practice from the perspective of frontline workers, the challenges they faced, and the strategies they used to deal with these challenges. Interviews with 28 family support specialists, social workers, and team leaders from four Casey Family Resource Centers over a two-year period explored the experiences of empowerment-oriented practice in community-based settings. Frontline staff described six stages of the empowerment process, the obstacles to implementing empowerment practice with disadvantaged clients, and the steps they took to reslve them. Implications of these findings for organizations and professionals transitioning to empowerment practice are discussed.

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