Self-directed Groupwork: social justice though social action and empowerment
Self-directed Groupwork and its values and methodology have taken root in a range of disciplines and in peer, volunteer and professionally facilitated groups addressing a diverse range of issues and across many countries. It has promoted and sustained the mind-set and practices needed for achieving social justice through social action and community empowerment. Addressing in particular the theories which have informed Self-directed Groupwork, we show that Self-directed Groupwork is alive and well, but argue that it is vital to re-engage with the core vision and mission and to re-energise open and honest collaboration with community members and users of services as partners in change. .
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Citation : Fleming, J. and Ward, D. (forthcoming) Self-directed Groupwork: social justice though social action and empowerment. Critical and Radical Social Work, 5 (1), pp. 75-91
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