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Morris, Lynne Clemmons – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1984
Analyzes population redistribtuion over last decade, focusing on changed rates of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan population growth. Discusses changes produced by migration processes: growing proximity of rural and urban areas; changing nonmetropolitan community age composition; differences in population migration patterns among occupational…
Descriptors: Age, American Indians, Blacks, Census Figures
Brawley-Martinez, Emilia E.; Brawley, Edward A. – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1985
Demonstrates how rural news media can be used effectively and without substantial cost for consultation, education, and prevention activities in mental health care. Offers suggestions on packaging free rural mental health activities, lists categories of prevention activities readily accomplished through media, and provides specific rural examples.…
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Community Information Services, Information Dissemination, Information Needs
Martinez-Brawley, Emilia E. – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1986
Reports universal issues discussed by social welfare experts from 20 European/North American countries: unique energy of strong "local communities," stimulation of innovative thinking to resolve rural problems, and recognition that depopulated rural communities often regain strength and vitality when they become more accepting of new…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Change, Community Development, Creative Thinking
Wood, Julie E. – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1986
Describes multifacted role of a social worker in establishing a rural hospice care program in Cottage Grove, Oregon, a community of 8,000 inhabitants. Discusses program development, planning, coordination, and administration; problem identification and needs assessment; volunteer training; and client assessment and direct services. (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Delivery Systems, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions
Hagen, Beverly H.; McKinley, Kathryn – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1986
Describes currently active rural women's consciousness-raising group in eastern Nebraska, relating this group's experiences to a model of group development. Emphasizes group process and content evidenced as the group was established and passed through beginning, conflict, and cohesive stages of development. Relates changes in participants' values…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Females, Group Dynamics, Group Experience
Reese, David – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1986
Describes successful Community Health Clinics, Inc., a private, non-profit health care corporation, founded in 1971, which provides health services for rural and low-income residents of southwestern Idaho. Focuses on administrative structure, staff, financial support, and services. (NEC)
Descriptors: Administration, Clinics, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems
Davenport, Joseph, III; Davenport, Judith A. – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1984
Presents a brief overview of four sociological theories concerning rural-urban differences: classical, determinist, compositional, and subcultural. Draws implications and applications for social workers and human service personnel. Suggests development of a typology which would include such components as theoretical orientation, roles of workers,…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Human Services, Rural Population, Rural Urban Differences
Webster, Steve – Human Services in the Rural Environment, 1984
Considers natural, informal, and formal rural helping systems in an effort to clarify and elaborate concepts that are useful in understanding the context of rural practice. Describes and gives examples that influence available services: functionalist, historicist, acculturation, exchange, and ecological effects. (NEC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems