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Social work in rural Australia
Author: Maidment, Jane
2012
Format: Book
A comprehensive assessment of the social work practices employed in Australia in rural communities. The authors, a team of academics, describe the rewards and pitfalls of working in rural areas, and offer guidance on networking with other professionals, helping clients find housing, new ways of treating mental health disorders in the farming communities, supporting care-givers and young people, dealing with domestic violence, assisting refugees and migrants, assisting retirees and the elderly, and offering practical assistance for people affected by climate change
Social work Social work, rural Social services, Australia Social service, rural, Australia Social work practice Social workers, Australia, networks Housing Mental health services, rural Counselling young people Counselling rural Australians Counselling, career Counselling crime victims Domestic violence interventions Criminology Refugees Elderly Climate change and Psychology Social services for families
Table of contents
Part 1. Introduction -
1. Understanding rurality - a conceptual framework - Jane Maidment
Part 2. Rurality, Topography and Populations -
2. Making a living in diverse rural and remote communities - Uschi Bay
3. Collaborating within and across interprofessional teams - Liz Bedoe and Mollie Burley
Part 3. Fields of Practice in Rural Settings -
4. Securing affordable housing in rural and remote towns - Uschi Bay and Yvonne Jenkins
5. Developing new approaches to mental health in farm settings - Jane Maidment
6. Employing and supporting young people's belonging in rural towns - Lesley Chenoweth
7. Caregiving in small rural and regional towns - Wendy Bowles
8. Dealing with violence. Families living in rural settlements - Robyn Mason
9. Analysing criminalisation in rural community contexts - David McCallum
10. Integrating migrants and refugees in rural settings - Linda Briskman
11. Governing homelands in desert Australia - Uschi Bay
12. Engaging with sea-change and tree-change families over time - Sarah Wendt
13. Facilitating intergenerational dialogue. Ageing in rural places - Jeni Warburton and Suzanne Hodgkin
14. Addressing the effects of climate change on rural communities - Margaret Alston
Part 4. Future Agenda for Social Work Practice -
15. Rural practice. An agenda for the future - June Maidment and Uschi Bay
Published: Allen & Unwin; Crows Nest, NSW, Australia
Shelf Number: Sw01
Acquisiton Number: 3978
ISBN: 9781742373706

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