Monday, 29 June 2015

Permaculture principles in rural social work (journal)

Rural community transition and resilience: what now for social work?

With increasing impacts of climate change and losses of life, livelihood and habitat, rural communities have become beset with frequent, prolonged and persistent recovery and coping obligations. Designing for and increasingly demonstrating social work practices that prioritize the multi-modal skills of sustainable living may well be the most effective means to realize and sustain environmental justice advancements. Practitioners, educators, researchers and students engaged in mobilizing social work's professional commitments to environmental justice causes would be well-served by acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to realize sustainable livelihoods. Permaculture design principles and methods are cited as means for social work professionals to begin with their own personal and professional practices.

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