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Jordan Strassner S W 360K 5/7/09 Chapter 10: A Strategy for Uncovering, Accessing, and Maximizing Assets and Strengths in Rural Area Social Services - Many social workers getting into the field today are unfamiliar with rural settings and inadequately utilize their resources to provide the best possible services for the town. - Three strategies a social worker should know to gain a foundation in social work practice: 1. Strengths perspective a. Asset mapping is a technique that focuses on the strengths and capacities of the community. b. I think that Scales and Streeter are making a good point here. They are saying that it is better as a social worker to focus on the assets a community does have instead of the deficits of the community. This keeps things simple and optimistic. 2. Identification of assets 3. Basic principles of community analysis - Tools to launch this strategy: road maps, telephone directories, local newspapers, etc. to find specific information about the rural county to better understand your clients. - Have a goal in mind when entering a rural community such as making assessments,
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course S W 360K taught by Professor Streeter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Article Presentation - Jordan Strassner S W 360K 3/20/08...

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