Community Capacity

Gary L. Bowen, James A. Martin, Jay A. Mancini, John P. Nelson
2000 Journal of Community Practice  
Traditional practice models of family support often lack a community focus. Increasingly, human service professionals who work with families focus their intervention and prevention efforts on the communities in which families live and work. The Family Advocacy Division of the United States Air Force recently revised its program standards to address community issues in an effort to strengthen families through communitybased prevention activities. This article presents a basic framework designed
more » ... o inform this expanded practice initiative. Key terms are defined for understanding communities as a context for family life, including community results, community capacity, and social capital. The model is considered to have implications for informing community-oriented interventions in
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