Rural Child Welfare Practice (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course examines the strengths and challenges of rural communities and offers guidance for child welfare practice within rural communities.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Find the reading at:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/rural.pdf

Publisher:  Child Welfare Information Gateway; Children’s Bureau

Program Objectives:  Identify strengths and challenges of rural communities.  Explain social capital theory.  Identify potential ethical dilemmas for rural child welfare practice.

Learning Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to rural child welfare practice.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Rural communities tend to show strength in
 
 
 
 
 
2: According to the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, children in rural areas had __________ incidence rates of maltreatment than children in urban and major urban areas (Sedlak et al., 2010).
 
 
3: Challenges in rural communities include:
 
 
 
 
 
4: In rural practice, success often depends on relationships and trust.    This statement best reflects which of the following theories?
 
 
 
5: According to social capital theory, caseworkers from ______________ may be more effective and trustworthy.
 
 
6: Barriers to obtaining services in rural communities include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
7: Rural areas often have difficulty supporting __________ practice in many fields, including child welfare.
 
 
8: Rural cultural competence includes an understanding of
 
 
 
 
 
 
9: Research suggests that the rates of children of color entering foster care are higher in ______________ .
 
 
10: A caseworker and his client are members of the same church and have children in the same school.  This example best describes which potential ethical dilemma?
 
 
 
 
11: A child victim requires counseling from a provider skilled in posttraumatic stress syndrome but  the closest provider is 100 miles away.  This example best describes which potential ethical dilemma?
 
 
 
 
12: Natural helpers
 
 
 
 
13: When compared to their urban counterparts, rural staff tend to have __________ job satisfaction (Landsman, 2002).
 
 
14: Policies and practices that are 'context driven' are based on
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.