According to the author in Chapter 3 of the textbook, Serving Those in Need: A Handbook for Managing Faith-Based Human Services Organization;
John McKnight (1995)* argues persuasively in ‘The Careless Society’ that human service systems tend to disable communities in three ways: they divert resources from lower-income to professional, credentialed helpers; they teach people to focus on their needs and deficiencies rather than their resources and potentialities; and they displace community-based citizensâ€™ organizations and their power to solve problems.
*McKnight, J.L. (1995). The careless society. New York: Basic Books.
Please respond to the above statement. Be certain to include:
- What do you think he meant by this statement?
- Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
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