ERIC Number: ED241241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Social Worker, the Community and the Rural Family: The Implications for Worker Training.
The objectives of a university training program for rural social workers are to develop insights into cultural and stereotypical attitudes of social workers and to increase worker cultural sensitivity and awareness of value differences. The focus of the training is on the process by which workers evaluate extrinsic and intrinsic factors related to clients and clients' social situation. The model evolved is similar to those used in cross-cultural training, and requires workers to examine their own emotions, values, and self-esteem, and to be open to becoming involved and changed. The goal of training is to help workers gather information in a situation where facts are often less important than perceptions and attitudes. Major concepts are the historical context of today's rural family, human service workers as agents of the rural service delivery system, and the family as a social learning system. For each major concept, the paper lists important related concepts, and title, author, and publication date for resources (14, 11, and 10 resources, respectively) from various disciplines. Six related journals are also listed, with availability information. (MH)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Family Environment, Family Influence, Higher Education, Human Services, Professional Training, Rural Population, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Sensitivity Training, Social Workers, Socialization, Training Methods, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Historical Background; Rural Culture
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Institute on Social Work in Rural Areas (7th, Des Moines, IA, July 24-27, 1982).