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

By T. Laine Scales

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 set of contributed readings from social paintings students, scholars, and practitioners proposing a framework for source development in keeping with the strengths, resources, and capacities of individuals, a device crucial for operating with rural communities.

This consultant considers equipment for social staff to take part within the paintings of maintaining rural groups. every one bankruptcy incorporates a examining integrating the topics of capacity-building and rural social paintings; dialogue questions that facilitate severe pondering round the bankruptcy; and advised 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 equivalent to homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered humans, the homeless, and other people residing with HIV/AIDS
  • Practice types that carry unique promise for rural social employees, together with evidence-based perform and neighborhood partnership models
  • Newer examine instruments corresponding to asset mapping, social community research, suggestion mapping, and Geographic details platforms (GIS)

Exploring how social employees can combine the super assets that exist in rural groups into their perform, Rural Social paintings, moment Edition presents a high-quality creation to the complicated, difficult, and profitable paintings of establishing and maintaining rural communities.

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Social exchange theory is based on a central premise: that the exchange of social and material resources is a fundamental form of human interaction. The social exchange is based on the idea that relationships among people are centered on the perception that certain positive outcomes may ensue as a result of the relationships. The strongest relationships are likely to be established with those from whom the benefit or potential is likely to be greatest. Social exchange theory deals with both the ties that bind people together and the effects of interactions among people (Collins, 1988).

Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan became preferred terms as opposed to rural and urban. Metropolitan communities were those that had a central city population of 50,000 or more. Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) were communities formed by the core city and the county in which the central city was located. Nonmetropolitan or rural communities consisted of everything lying outside of the MSAs (Davenport & Davenport, 1995; Ginsberg, 1998; Olaveson, Conway, & Shaver, 2004). S. Census Bureau, 2000).

Sam is the current Secretary of the National Rural Social Work Caucus, and he has been active in the organization since 1980. Before joining NASW, he was employed as director of a postdisaster crisis mental health intervention program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, a consultation and education specialist in a community mental health center, manager of a team of indigenous community social services outreach workers in a community health service program, a nursing home social services director, and a hospital social work director.

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