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Human Behavior & the Social Environment: Getting Started

Provides sources in which to research social systems in the area of families, groups, organizatons, institutions and communities.


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Kim Westbrooks
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Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265

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Community Assessment Goals

Understand your community using theory to identify the issues of community function, demographics, neighborhoods, housing, infrastructure, civic responsibility, community strengths, economy, values, power structures, and relationships and consider the concepts as they relate to assessment and choice of intervention.

Let's get started finding ways to individually and professionally invest time and energy to improve your community!

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First, Identify Community Challenges

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