Rural Social Work: Building and Sustaining Community by T. Laine Scales

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A considerate textual content integrating strengths, resources, and capacity-building issues with modern matters in rural social paintings practice

Now in its moment version, Rural Social Work is a suite of contributed readings from social paintings students, scholars, and practitioners featuring a framework for source construction in line with the strengths, resources, and capacities of individuals, a device crucial for operating with rural communities.

This advisor considers equipment for social staff to take part within the paintings of maintaining rural groups. every one bankruptcy contains a examining integrating the topics of capacity-building and rural social paintings; dialogue questions that facilitate severe pondering round the bankruptcy; and steered actions and assignments.

Rural Social paintings, moment Edition explores:

  • Important perform concerns in rural groups, together with the demanding situations of operating with stigmatized populations resembling homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered humans, the homeless, and other people residing with HIV/AIDS
  • Practice types that carry exact promise for rural social employees, together with evidence-based perform and neighborhood partnership models
  • Newer study instruments resembling asset mapping, social community research, inspiration mapping, and Geographic info structures (GIS)

Exploring how social employees can combine the super assets that exist in rural groups into their perform, Rural Social paintings, moment Edition offers an excellent creation to the complicated, hard, and profitable paintings of establishing and maintaining rural communities.

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Rural Social Work: Building and Sustaining Community Capacity

A considerate textual content integrating strengths, resources, and capacity-building topics with modern matters in rural social paintings perform Now in its moment variation, Rural Social paintings is a suite of contributed readings from social paintings students, scholars, and practitioners offering a framework for source development in keeping with the strengths, resources, and capacities of individuals, a device crucial for operating with rural groups.

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Boelk earned her MSSW from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her PhD from the University of Texas, Austin. Presently, she is Associate Professor and Field Coordinator in the BSW program at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. As a former hospice social worker, Dr. Boelk has a significant interest in end-of-life care. In addition to her work on end-of-life care in rural areas, she has published and presented on the topics of family conflict at the end of life and recovery from parental suicide.

Retrum received her MSSW from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1997 and her PhD from the University of Denver at the Graduate School of Social Work in 2010. Dr. Retrum is currently a Research Associate at the University of Denver School of Public Affairs. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. Retrum had eight years of clinical experience in health-related social work, hospice, home care, inpatient, and developmental disabilities. Her research interests are in social work and gerontology, particularly with community-dwelling older adults with chronic and terminal illness and their social supports as well as interorganizational collaboration and health systems.

She has also served as Director of the MSSW program at Abilene Christian University and as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work. Her research interests include social welfare history, with a particular focus on the contribution of African American women in the development of the profession; the impact of race relations on Christianity; and the examination of structural oppression and its impact on vulnerable populations. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries.

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