ERIC Number: ED216829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-12
Reference Count: 0
Rural Child Welfare.
Tarleau, Alison T.
Although the range of characteristics that typify the best in rural child welfare are not discussed in the literature, there is discussion of the importance of rural social work. The unique characteristics of rural communities, the limited funding for social work programs, and the differences in child welfare problems make implementation of urban programs ineffective. Rural child welfare workers must be accepted by the rural citizens, be knowledgeable of rural customs, be able to work independently, and be capable of working with existing indigenous social programs. Rural social workers are generalists, and as such, are expected to deal with the child as part of a series of interlocking systems--family, school, and community. To develop the sophistication necessary to effectively implement rural social work programs, child welfare students should be afforded classes and field experiences which provide an awareness of the rural culture and community. (AH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Region VII Child Welfare Training Center.
Identifiers: Isolation (Geographic)