2007 Jordan Institute
12, No. 3
Key Points from this Issue
- North Carolina is nearly twice as rural as the national average. It has many small towns.
- Many rural communities struggle with high rates of child poverty, lack of transportation, economic trouble, poor educational attainment, lack of health care, and other challenges.
- Though they have fewer resources, on average NC’s rural child welfare agencies do as well or better than urban agencies in terms of outcomes and process measures.
- Successful child welfare practice in a rural context is created in part to the common sense application of basic social work concepts.
References for this and other articles in this issue