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Rural Social Work Practice
Author: Nancy Lohmann

ISBN: 9780231129336
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 16 June 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.0
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 defining what is meant by "rural," the contributors consider the history and development of rural social work from its beginnings to the present-day influence of the Internet and other new information technologies in helping clients. Other recent trends examined include the work of nonprofit organizations and the effects of welfare reform on poor rural areas. In addressing various aspects of intervention in rural social work, the authors explore the multiple roles of rural...

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