Ecology of the Community - Coggle Diagram
Ecology of the Community
Definition of Community: a group of people living in the same geographic area under common laws; it is also a group of people sharing fellowship, a friendly association, and common interests.
Production, distribution, consumption: The community provides its members with the means to make a living.
Socialization: The community has means by which it instills its norms and values in it members. (tradition, modeling, and/or formal education)
Social Control: The community has the means to enforce adherence to community values.
Social participation: The community fulfills the need for companionship. (neighborhood, church, business, etc.)
Mutual support: The community enable its members to cooperate to accomplish tasks too large or too urgent to be handled by a single person. Supporting a community hospital with tax dollars and donations is an example of people coooperating to accomplish the task of health care.
influences socialization because it is where children learn the role expectations for adults as well as for themselves.
physical (population density and composition, noise, community design, play settings), economic, social (neighborhood setting, patterns of community interaction), personal factors
Libraries, museums, zoos, farms, businesses, people's experiences, and collectibles.
educational programs, counseling services, health services, policies related to demographic changes, employment training, and community development projects.
3 macrosystem influences
public agencies, private agencies, combination agencies
attempt to lessen the stresses and strains of life resulting from social and technological changes to avert problems.
supportive services (informal support: gemeinshaft; formal support: gesellschaft)
increasing population, changing nature of the family, increasing urbanization of communities.
enables/restores people's ability to participate in the community effectively.
4 aspects of caring communities
poverty, child health, support for families, special child-care needs.
mesosystem (community links to family and school) influence the care for people with economic, health, social, and disability-related problems
value of volunteerism for the community
learn about the needs in your community
conserve funds for charities, nonprofit, faith-based, and other community organizations by contributing your time
share your skills and gain new ones
develop self-esteem and self-confidence by feeling needed and valued
meet new people from all walks of life
enhance your resume and make important networking contacts
advocacy: the process of sensitizing individuals and groups to the unmet needs of children and to society's obligation to provide a positive response to those needs.
how community protects children who are maltreated
parent education, child care, family therapy, kinship care, foster care, parent support groups, institutionalization, adoption