Women and Children First: The Contribution for the Children's Bureau to Social Work

Women and Children First: The Contribution for the Children's Bureau to Social Work

edited by Kristine Nelson, 1943-2012 and Alice Lieberman, fl. 1988 (Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 2013, originally published 2013), 272 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
This timely book focuses on the long and productive relationship between the Children’s Bureau and the social work community, which has remained a constant since the founding of the Bureau in 1912. Containing a dozen chapters by well-known leaders in the field, the volume traces the interaction of the Bureau with social work education and practice through scope, policy, and leadership changes. The authors document an up-and-down relationship beginning with social worker and reformer Julia Lathrop, the first Children’s Bureau chief one century ago, through the strained relationship that developed during the Reagan administration, to the collaboration over the last 40 years between the Bureau and schools of social work to develop a dynamic training and technical assistance infrastructure throughout the United States.
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Social Work
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Copyright © 2013 CSWE Press
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Council on Social Work Education
Place Published / Released
Alexandria, VA
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Welfare Policy, History of Social Work, Children and Families, Welfare and public relief, Government agencies, Children, Social work, Macro

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