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Rural Child Welfare Practice

1. Which of the following is the most valuable resource in rural America?

A. Bountiful natural resources.

B. Creativity, entrepreneurship, and adaptability in solving local problems.

C. Social capital.

D. All of the above.


2. Compared to urban communities, rural populations tend to demonstrate lower levels of trust, altruism, and volunteering, offer less help to others, and have weaker relationships to those in their lives as well as to the community.

A. True

B. False


3. Which of the following are barriers to obtaining services in rural communities?

A. Transportation problems.

B. Low literacy levels or difficulty completing paperwork.

C. Finding providers that speak a specific language.

D. All of the above.


4. Caseworkers in rural areas may need to take the lead in a broad range of practice areas, such as investigations, risk and safety assessments, family-based safety services, and foster home recruitment and retention.

A. True

B. False


5. Creative solutions for keeping families informed include which of the following?

A. Newsletters

B. Teleconferences

C. Distance lending libraries

D. All of the above


6. Even using generalities to discuss a case with others may provide enough information to breach confidentiality.

A. True

B. False


7. Natural helping networks have risks in all of the following areas, except:

A. Exploitation

B. Confidentiality

C. Conflict of values

D. Protection of the client’s rights


8. To prepare students to work in rural environments, social work programs should include all of the following elements, except:

A. Rural cultural competence.

B. How to influence those in the justice system.

C. How to create and integrate resources.

D. The role of power differentials in rural communities.


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