Rural Social Work Building and Sustaining Community Capacity

ISBN-10: 1118445163
ISBN-13: 9781118445167
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Description: Opening with an overview of capacity building perspectives and their application to rural contexts, Rural Social Work is organized into five sections that follow the foundation curriculum of social work education: Conceptual and Historical  More...

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Opening with an overview of capacity building perspectives and their application to rural contexts, Rural Social Work is organized into five sections that follow the foundation curriculum of social work education: Conceptual and Historical Foundations, Human Behavior and Rural Environments, Practice, Policy, and Research. Incorporating the themes of capacity building and the strengths perspective, this book illustrates the importance of  moving away from a defecit perspective and build on community assets that are already present. The editors have gathered a stellar list of contributors that includes not only well-known authors but also emerging scholars. In addition, a well-known scholars will serve as "lead teachers" for each section, providing an introduction that guides readers in the integration of the capacity-building theme.

T. Laine Scales is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Development and Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. She served for 12 years as a faculty member in social work at Baylor University and Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, where she taught human behavior with individuals, groups, communities, and organizations. Dr. Scales has published in the areas of social welfare history, spirituality and religion in social work, and rural social work. She has authored, edited, or co-edited seven books, including ALL THAT FITS A WOMAN: TRAINING SOUTHERN BAPTIST WOMEN FOR CHARITY AND MISSION, 1907-1926 (Mercer University Press, 2000), SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE: DECISION CASES WITH TEACHING NOTES (Council on Social Work Education, 2002), RURAL SOCIAL WORK: ASSET-BUILDING TO SUSTAIN RURAL COMMUNITIES (Brooks/Cole, 2004), and DECISION CASES FOR GENERALIST PRACTICE: THINKING LIKE A SOCIAL WORKER (Thomson, 2006). Dr. Scales earned her BA at the University of North Carolina, her MSW at the Carver School of Church Social Work, Louisville, KY, and her PhD at the University of Kentucky.

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