- Understanding several theoretical perspectives is necessary before you can assess and change community or neighborhood systems. What is the ecological perspective? Give an example to illustrate your definition.
- What does the social systems perspective tell us about how communities respond to stressors? Provide an example to illustrate your answer.
- The nature of the community as a system means that it is subject to numerous influences, including its subsystems and its own larger environment. Thinking of your own community, identify at least two subsystems and larger environments. Discuss any goals they share and those that conflict.