Journal of Community Practice
Taylor & Francis
Social work responses to environmental degradation have sought to mitigate harm that has already occurred and create strategies to respond or adapt to environmental hazards. Despite a good deal of literature suggesting the promise of prevention-focused models, social workers have less frequently considered prevention models to address environmental issues. In this manuscript, we consider how communities engaged in environmentally-based prevention work might inform the development of ecosocial work practice. We describe how a prevention-focused agenda, in partnership with communities, can be a promising avenue for ecosocial work practice to address the root causes of environmental degradation and its social impacts.
Teixeira, Samantha; Mathias, John; and Krings, Amy. The Future of Environmental Social Work: Looking to Community Initiatives for Models of Prevention. Journal of Community Practice, 27, 3-4: 414-429, 2019. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Social Work: School of Social Work Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10705422.2019.1648350
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