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Rural Social Work Practice

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ISBN-10: 0231129327

ISBN-13: 9780231129329

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nancy Lohmann, Roger A. Lohmann

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To some, the news that rural America still exists may be a surprise. While rural areas have undergone dramatic changes over the last half-century, traditional social problems persist. Moreover, many of the social issues and problems associated with urban populations-from AIDS to drug addiction-are also found in contemporary rural America. This comprehensive and much-needed volume explores the particular challenges associated with rural social work. With contributions from practitioners, researchers, and academics, this work synthesizes and analyzes current trends in rural social work practice and considers the most effective ways to serve rural communities. Following an introduction…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Roger A. Lohmann is professor of social work and chair of the nonprofit studies committee at West Virginia University. He is editor of Nonprofit Management and Leadershipand the author of Breaking Even: Financial Management in the Financial Servicesand The Commons: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action,which won the 1993 outstanding book award by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.Nancy Lohmann is professor of social work and Senior Advisor to the Provost at West Virginia University. Other administrative positions that she has held at West Virginia University include Dean of the School of Social Work, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development,…    

Roger A. Lohmann is professor of social work and chair of the nonprofit studies committee at West Virginia University. He is editor of Nonprofit Management and Leadershipand the author of Breaking Even: Financial Management in the Financial Servicesand The Commons: New Perspectives on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action,which won the 1993 outstanding book award by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.Nancy Lohmann is professor of social work and Senior Advisor to the Provost at West Virginia University. Other administrative positions that she has held at West Virginia University include Dean of the School of Social Work, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development,…    

Introduction
The Context of Practice
Social Work in Rural America: Lessons from the Past and Trends for the Future
Rural Poverty and Welfare Reform: Challenges and Opportunities
Wired for the Future? The Impact of Information and Telecommunications Technology on Rural Social Work
The Distribution of Nonprofit Social Service Organizations along the Rural-Urban Continuum
The Third Sector in Rural America
Interventions
Dual Relationships in Rural Communities
Rural Community-Building Strategies
The Multiple Roles of a Rural Administrator
Photographs by Neal Newfield
Client Populations and Fields of Practice
Services for the Chronically Mentally Ill in Rural Areas
Directions in Rural Mental Health Practice
The Health of Rural Minorities
Gay Men and Lesbians in Rural Areas: Acknowledging, Valuing, and Empowering This Stigmatized Invisible People
The Role of Religiousness/Spirituality and Social Support on Subjective Well-being Among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Communities
Demographic Characteristics of the Rural Elderly
Education for Practice
Social Work Education for Rural Practice
Epilogue: What Is Rural Practice?
List of Contributors
Index