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Preserving and strengthening small towns and rural communities
Carlton-LaNey, Iris.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : NASW Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xi, 401 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Papers originally presented at the 23rd Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas held in 1998 at the University of North Carolina.
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Defines the issues and crises of these surprisingly diverse populations and illustrates the myriad solutions and intervention available to the social work practitioners in the rural context. A compilation of the most dynamic and exemplary presentations at the 23rd Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas. This volume offers a much-needed generalist approach to practice in the rural environment.

Table of Contents

Iris B. Carlton-LaNey and Richard L. Edwards and P. Nelson ReidEllen Russell DunbarCraig White and Kathleen MarksPatsy Dills Tracy and Joanne Chezem and Martin B. TracyJudith A. Davenport and Joseph Davenport, IIISharon B. TemplemanEllen L. Csikai and Kathleen BelangerT. Laine Scales and H. Stephen CooperAnna Scheyett and Thomas FuhrmanDeborah ZuverAmeda A. ManettaAmelia C. Roberts and Smith Worth and Raymond KirkKenneth R. Wedel and Fran C. ButlerJudson H. Morris, Jr. and Lynne Clemmons MorrisAnne-Linda Furstenberg and Denise GammonleyRobert Blundo and Clyde McDaniel and Frank WilsonEugenia Eng and Mary Altpeter and Edith A. ParkerCheryl Waites and Iris B. Carlton-LaNeyRosemary A. ClewsLynne Clemmons Morris and Robert O. Rich and William C. HornerLaura I. Zimmerman and Natasha K. BowenPaul K. Dezendorf and Ronald K. GreenMary Ann YevutaSusanne Mosteller RollandMichael Daley and Freddie AvantPatricia P. Plaskon and Jay BishopLena Williams Carawan and Lessie L. Bass and Shelia Grant BunchSi Kahn
Section I Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Chapter 1 Small Towns and Rural Communities: From Romantic Notions to Harsh Realitiesp. 5
Section II Issues Confronting Small Towns and Rural Communitiesp. 13
Chapter 2 Strengthening Services in Rural Communities through Blended Fundingp. 15
Chapter 3 A Strengths-Based Approach to Rural Sustainable Developmentp. 27
Chapter 4 Restructuring the Delivery of Rural Human Services: The Southern Illinois Experiencep. 43
Chapter 5 Squeals and Deals: The Impact of Corporate Hog Farming on Rural Communitiesp. 57
Section III The Importance of Familiesp. 71
Chapter 6 Family Preservation in Rural Communities: Is It Working?p. 73
Chapter 7 Assessing the Training Needs and Interests of Rural Foster Parentsp. 95
Chapter 8 Family Violence in Rural Areas: Law Enforcement and Social Workers Working Together for Changep. 104
Section IV Exemplary Services and Programsp. 117
Chapter 9 Managed Behavioral Health Care in a Rural Environment: Carolina Alternativesp. 119
Chapter 10 A Crisis Intervention Program for Hurricane Fran Survivors in Rural North Carolina: Project HOPEp. 134
Chapter 1 Rural Suicide Survivors: An Exploration of Perceptions about Professional Support, Social Support, and Stigmap. 145
Chapter 12 Enhanced Employee Assistance Program Services for Rural TANF Recipientsp. 159
Chapter 13 Welfare Reform and Demand for Rural Public Transportationp. 172
Chapter 14 Small Town Murals: Remembering Rural Rootsp. 186
Chapter 15 Building Support for Rural Elderly People with Mental Illness: The Carolina Companions Projectp. 196
Section V Acknowledging and Celebrating Diversityp. 211
Chapter 16 Change and Survival in a Small, Rural, Multiracial Southern Townp. 213
Chapter 17 Listening for a Change: Strategies for Community-Based Health Promotion Research in Rural Communitiesp. 225
Chapter 18 Returning to Rural Roots: African American Return Migrants' Use of Senior Centersp. 236
Chapter 19 Antiracist Social Work Curriculum Development for Preserving and Strengthening Indigenous Communities in Rural New Brunswick, Canadap. 249
Section VI Enhancing Service Delivery Through Technologyp. 269
Chapter 20 Information Needs of Rural Agencies: Ethical and Practice Considerationsp. 271
Chapter 21 Rural Information and Referral Services: Serving North Carolina's Elderly Populationp. 283
Chapter 22 Using Electronic Social Work to Serve the Rural Elderly Populationp. 298
Section VII Preparing Social Workers For Rural Practice: Education and Trainingp. 313
Chapter 23 Nitpicking in Rural West Virginia: The Small Stuff Does Matterp. 315
Chapter 24 Valuing Rural Community: Appalachian Social Work Students' Perspectives on Faculty Attitudes toward Their Culturep. 326
Chapter 25 Attracting and Retaining Professionals for Social Work Practice in Rural Areas: An Example from East Texasp. 335
Chapter 26 Increasing the Numbers of African American Social Workers in Rural Areas: An Example from Maryland's Eastern Shorep. 346
Chapter 27 Using Narratives in Educating Social Workers for Rural Practicep. 355
Section VIII Organizing for Social Changep. 367
Chapter 28 Habits of Resistancep. 369
Indexp. 381
About the Editorsp. 393
About the Contributorsp. 394