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Rural Social Work Building and Sustaining Community Assests

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ISBN-10: 0534621635

ISBN-13: 9780534621636

Edition: 2004

Authors: T. Laine Scales, Calvin L. Streeter

List price: $125.95
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Following an introduction by the co-editors, this collection of 27 contributed readings from academics, students and practitioners is presented in 5 parts, introduced by 'Lead Teachers.' This book presents a framework for asset building based on the strengths, assets, and capacities of people, all of which are critical for working with rural communities.
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Book details

List price: $125.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Dr. T. Laine Scales is Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Development at Baylor University. She has published in the area of social welfare history as well as spirituality and religion in social work. She co-edited RURAL SOCIAL WORK: BUILDING AND SUSTAINING ASSETS, DECISION CASES FOR ADVANCED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and co-edited DECISION CASES FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, both published by Thomson Brooks/Cole.

Preface
Introduction: Asset Building to Sustain Rural Communities
Introduction to Rural Social Work
Defining "Rural" for Social Work Practice and Research
Social Welfare and Rural People: From the Colonial Era to the Present
Rural Social Work: Reconceptualizing the Framework for Practice
Rural is Real: Supporting Professional Practice through the Rural Social Work Caucus and the NASW Professional Policy Statement for Rural Social Work.
Human Behavior and Rural Environments
Strategies of Cooperation and Delivery of Human Services in Rural Areas: Sharing Community Assets
Natural Helping Networks: Assets for Rural Communities
African Americans in Rural Areas: Building on Assets from An Afrocentric Perspective
Life in A Colonia: Identifying Community Assets
Asset Building with Rural Haitian Immigrants: A Psycho-Educational Group Intervention
Practice Issues in Rural Contexts
A Strategy for Uncovering, Accessing and Maximizing Assets and Strengths in Rural Area Social Services
Working with Mexican Immigrants in Rural East Texas
Using Wraparound to Build Rural Communities of Care for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Their Families
The Use of Asset-Based Community Development to Increase Rural Youth Participation in Higher Education
An Asset-based Approach to Promoting Community Well-being in a Rural County: Obstacles and Opportunities
Rural Community Development in an International Setting: The Role of Sustainable Agriculture in Social Work Practice
Policy Issues Affecting Rural Populations
Utilizing an Asset-Building Framework to Improve Policies for Rural Communities: One Size Does Not Fit All Families
The Complex Challenges of Building Assets in Rural Communities and Strategic Bridging Solutions
Charitable Choice, Social Workers, and Rural Congregations: Partnering to Build Community Assets
Living in Limbo: Homeless Families in Rural America
Transportation to Work: Policy Implications for Welfare Reform in Rural Areas
Voices from the Mountains: Living on and Past Welfare Reform
Using Research To Evaluate Practice In Rural Settings
Mapping Community Assets: The Key to Effective Rural Social Work
Asset Building in Rural Communities through Participatory Research
Adults Who Lived in Out-of-Home-Care as Adolescents: A Qualitative Study
Evaluating Media Strategies In Rural Communities: The Appalachian Domestic Violence Project
Individual Development Accounts in Rural Communities: Implications for Research
If We Build It, Will They Come? A Case for Practice Based Research