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Book Review: Rural child welfare practice: Stories from “the field” by J. Riebschleger & B. J. Pierce

Book Review: Rural child welfare practice: Stories from “the field” by J. Riebschleger & B. J.... Book Review Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 1-2 Book Review © The Author(s) 2021 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/aff Riebschleger, J., & Pierce, B. J. (Eds.). (2018). Rural child welfare practice: Stories from “the field”. New York: Oxford University Press. 240 pp. $56.00 (softcover), ISBN 978-0190870423. Reviewed by: Kirsten Havig , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign DOI: 10.1177/08861099211046609 Rural Child Welfare Practice: Stories from “the Field” provides a unique examination of rural child welfare from the theoretical to the dirt-road practical. Offered as a resource for social work and child welfare educators and students focused on child protection and rural practice, the book includes chapters situated in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Using a variety of case vignettes, the authors explore child welfare work positioned within the diversity of historical, geographic, social, cultural, and economic environments of rural communities. The book makes a valuable contribution not only to the overall body of knowledge on child welfare practice, but to the scant literature focused on understanding rurality and social work. Editors Joanne Riebschleger and Barbara J. Pierce ground the book in the importance of self- awareness, attendance to personal bias, and approaching rural child welfare work with a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Affilia SAGE

Book Review: Rural child welfare practice: Stories from “the field” by J. Riebschleger & B. J. Pierce

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Book Review Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 1-2 Book Review © The Author(s) 2021 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions journals.sagepub.com/home/aff Riebschleger, J., & Pierce, B. J. (Eds.). (2018). Rural child welfare practice: Stories from “the field”. New York: Oxford University Press. 240 pp. $56.00 (softcover), ISBN 978-0190870423. Reviewed by: Kirsten Havig , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign DOI: 10.1177/08861099211046609 Rural Child Welfare Practice: Stories from “the Field” provides a unique examination of rural child welfare from the theoretical to the dirt-road practical. Offered as a resource for social work and child welfare educators and students focused on child protection and rural practice, the book includes chapters situated in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Using a variety of case vignettes, the authors explore child welfare work positioned within the diversity of historical, geographic, social, cultural, and economic environments of rural communities. The book makes a valuable contribution not only to the overall body of knowledge on child welfare practice, but to the scant literature focused on understanding rurality and social work. Editors Joanne Riebschleger and Barbara J. Pierce ground the book in the importance of self- awareness, attendance to personal bias, and approaching rural child welfare work with a

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