Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal
Contemporary Rural Social Work


Promoting Environmental Justice in Rural Communities

The University of North Dakota at Grand Forks is the Journals institutional home. Submissions are welcome. Click for more information.

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2015 Rural Social Work Conference Announced!

40th Annual National Conference on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

July 15-17, 2015

"Building Rural and Frontier Areas"

Hosted by the Department of Social Work, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Registration Information

Receipt of your registration by June 15 would be appreciated for planning purposes, although this is not a ridged deadline. Thanks!

For proposal information contact: Peter A. Kindle, PhD, CPA, LMSW, 

2014 Rural Social Work Conference

39th Annual National Institute on Social Work & Human Services in Rural Areas, July 16-18, 2014 in Silver City, New Mexico

 Conference Information
Sponsors: Institute for Rural Social Work Research, School of Social Work, Western New Mexico Univ. and National Rural Social Work Caucus

2013 Rural Social Work Conference!

38th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

"Community, Commitment and Tradition"
July 17-20, 2013
Millersville University, Millersville, PA 

2012 Rural Social Work Conference

37th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Servcies in Rural Areas

in Historic Brown County, Indiana

A GREAT time was had by all! Thanks Barb!

36th National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

July 14 - 16, 2011
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Hosted by Northwestern State University Department of Social Work
For info contact Barb Pierce at
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The 2010 Institute was GREAT!
35th Annual National Institute on Social Work and Human Services in Rural Areas

July 14-17, 2010

University of Maine Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

The Institute was fabulous, and filled with all we have come to expect: excellent presentations, immersion into local culture and community, and fine times with new and old friends!
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Caucus President
Scott Sorensen of the University of Utah is the President of the National Rural Social Work Caucus. Scott is an Assistant Professor and Lecturer with the College of Social Work and coordinates the Distance Education MSW Program based at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. After working in public and private child welfare agencies he joined the faculty in 1995. He serves on boards dealing with child welfare issues on both the local and national levels.

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