Providing child welfare services in rural communities poses unique challenges. Resources in this section discuss effective strategies to meet those challenges.
Information Packet: Rural Issues in Child Welfare
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (2009)
Explores challenges faced by communities in rural areas and issues related to rural cultural competence related to child welfare practice, administration, and research. The information packet also highlights best practices and model programs for providing child welfare services to rural communities.
RURAL Project (Resources to Address the Unique Needs of Rural Communities for Availability/Accessibility of Local Services): Site visit report
Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2007)
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Describes the goals and activities of a project designed to enhance frontline and supervisory staff capacity to provide effective, high-quality child welfare services in rural California.
Towards a Delivery System of Services for Rural Homeless Youth: A Literature Review and Case Study
Skott-Myhre, Raby, & Nikolaou
Child and Youth Care Forum, 37(2), 2008
Draws on existing literature on rural youth homelessness, discussions with service providers in a rural area, and interviews with youth to explore the problems of rural homeless youth, intervention options, and recommendations for the development of service delivery systems.