Volume 8, Number 1 (2016) Special Issue
Rural communities around the world face common challenges requiring their own unique focus of social work inquiry and competencies. Some of these interrelated challenges include lack of access to education and services, histories of colonization and exploitation, high levels of disease, poverty, isolation, hopelessness, and civic inertia. Local responses to these challenges offer an array of approaches and interventions which colleagues in other locales may find useful. This Special Issue of Contemporary Rural Social Work will feature practice, policy, theory, and research articles focused on global rural issues and local responses to these issues. International social workers, both scholars and practitioners, are encouraged to contribute.
Guest Editor's Introduction
Impact of Education on Poverty Reduction in Costa Rica: A Regional and Urban-Rural Analysis
Rafael Arias, Gregorio Giménez, and Leonardo Sánchez
Building the health capability set in a Purépecha community to assess health interventions
Marco Ricardo Téllez Cabrera
Impact of flood on rural population and strategies for mitigation: A case study of Darbhanga district, Bihar state, India
Vikash Kumar, Suk Yin Caroline Cheng, and Ajit Kumar Singh
Book Review: Rural Social Work: An International Perspective
Peter A. Kindle Ph.D.