Tag Archives: rural

The School Experiences of Rural Youths: A Study in Appalachian Ohio

The conditions of the rural white working class and poor have been receiving increased attention lately. What do we really know about this demographic? Studies of their conditions could help illuminate their lives and highlight the social needs of this population. In a recent issue of the NASW Press-published journal Children & Schools featured a study done by Jill A. ... Read More »

Rural social workers study U.S.-Mexico border

From left, Norma Gonzales, Eva M. Moya, and Elena Dela Vega attend the 41st National Institute Conference on Social Work  and Human Services in Rural Areas.

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Rural social workers gained insight into the issues impacting people along the U.S.-Mexico border during the 41st National Institute Conference on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas, which was held in July. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) College of Health Sciences Department of Social Work, along with the National ... Read More »

Rural social workers face own set of challenges

By social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee, News contributor The National Rural Social Work Caucus has a sense of humor about joining their group. Their membership page poses questions such as “What kind of tractor do you own?” to gauge if you have kinship with their cause. All jokes aside, the caucus well understands that despite the charm of quiet life in ... Read More »

A Depression Prevention Program for Rural Adolescents: Modification and Design

Major depression has become a common, persistent, and debilitating condition that has been associated with elevated psychiatric problems and an increased risk for academic failure, interpersonal problems, suicide attempts and legal problems in adolescents. Depression prevention programs for preadolescents are of great importance because many young people are in the early stages of a depression trajectory. Yet most rural communities ... Read More »

NASW Chapters participate in rural social work conference

The NASW Pennsylvania Chapter attended the 38th Annual Conference for the National Institute for Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas in July at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Abigail Hurst, director of policy and communication at the chapter, said about 150 people traveled from across the country to the event, where the theme was “Community, Commitment and Tradition.” Members ... Read More »

Urge Your Senators to Rescind the Hospice Rate Cut Regulation

ACTION NEEDED – Take action now at http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/alert/?alertid=13377841 Please contact your Senators today and urge them to sign the Specter, Harkin, Roberts, and Wyden Dear Colleague letter, asking President Obama to rescind the hospice rate cut regulation. This letter is similar to the House letter being submitted to President Obama, which garnered 169 signatures under the leadership of Representatives Van ... Read More »