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POSTED: 1/21/2018

Journal of Community Practice Special Issue, "Ecosocial Work and Social Change in Community Practice."

Editors, Komalsingh Rambaree, Meredith Powers, and Richard Smith


This special issue of the Journal of Community Practice will focus on contexts, policies, practices and challenges related to ecosocial work for social change. Ecosocial work uses social and ecological ideas in promoting well-being and is primarily focused on interventions towards meeting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. How can ecosocial work create social responses to a changing environment? A critical ecosocial work perspective questions modern societal structures (e.g., economic models), values, beliefs, and ways of life, and pays particular attention to the socio-economic, political structures, and geospatial issues of both community and society.


Possible topics include:

• Ecosocial work for social change (e.g., contexts, concepts, approaches, methods, strategies, challenges, etc.)

• Roles and contributions of ecosocial work practice and policies for achieving the sustainable development goals

• Integration of environmental justice in the classroom

• Interprofessional /multi-disciplinary nature of ecosocial work (e.g., interprofessional training, cross-sectoral collaboration, multi-sectoral planning)

• Impact and implications of climate change, environmental crisis, and natural disasters with a focus on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.

• Impact of environmental governance on vulnerable, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities.

• Ecosocial work and glocal communities


Manuscripts should be submitted online by August 15th, 2018 and labeled FOR SPECIAL ISSUE - ECOSOCIAL WORK for consideration by the special issue editors. Submission is via