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4 (Continued) Community Needs Selected Characteristics Social Action Groups Coalitions Delegate Councils Purpose To devise and implement social change tactics and strategies To exert greater influence by sharing resources, expertise, and power bases of social action groups with common goals To represent different organizations, chapters, or other units Leadership Indigenous leadership emerging from the groups Practitioner often is staffer or adviser Often a charismatic or dedicated individual leading by consensus or elected by vote of the membership Representatives appointed by the sponsoring organization Focus Consumer, community, social justice Building consensus and a partnership for maximum influence Collective input and action Equality of representation Focus on larger issues, concerns, and positions Bond Perception of injustice, inequity, or need for change Interest in an issue Commitment to an ideological position Larger purpose or community concern, rather than individual or agency concern Composition Based on common interest, shared purpose, and investment in community Loose, temporary confederation of groups or organizations working in partnership to achieve a common goal Diverse by definition Represents interest of sponsoring organization Communication Informal member-tomember discussion Formulation and implementation of tactics and strategies for change High member self-disclosure in relation to social problems Formal or informal, depending on type of coalition Less formal in caucuses and subgroups Moderate member self-disclosure representing group interests Provides a forum for communication among organizations Delegates are communication links between council and the sponsoring organization Low member self-disclosure skills of different categories of professionals and paraprofessionals, team work is often considered the most effective method of delivering comprehensive social and health services to those in need (Abramson & Bronstein, 2004; Levi, 2014; Scholtes, Joiner, & ­Streibel, 2003).

The purpose of this parenting group is to provide a forum for discussion about their adjustment to parenthood. In a second group, the worker brings together community ­representatives from several different social service agencies and school districts to study ­day-care resources and make recommendations to a government agency regarding changes in government support for day-care for low-income children. Here, the aim of the worker is to bring together representatives of the community to study day-care resources and make recommendations.

Team leaders are often appointed by an administrator from the agency employing the worker, but in some settings, they are elected or nominated by team members. The team leader is a facilitator and coordinator for the group and is accountable to the agency for the actions of the team. The team leader is responsible for conducting meetings, motivating team members, coordinating individual efforts, and ensuring effective team functioning. In most, if not all, cases, an agency sanctions the mutual involvement of team members on behalf of a particular client population.

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