A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn

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Ram A. Cnaan, Melissa E. Dichter, Jeffrey Draine
University of Pennsylvania Press, Sep 3, 2008 - Social Science - 653 pages
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The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is an acknowledged leader in cultivating theoretical and practical social work knowledge. Celebrating the School's centennial, this volume heralds the progressive thinking of its leaders and students while setting the stage for the next century of work at the frontier of the field.

Following the School's approach, the book upholds the core values of social work: a clear understanding and respect for the past; analysis of current and professional issues; a vision of the future that reflects a commitment to social change; and the dissemination of knowledge on local, national, and global issues. The intellectual history of the School's founders, faculty, and students is reconstructed through an extensive collection of articles on a variety of social work themes that employ both data-based research and theoretical analysis. The volume contains key contributions from practitioners affiliated with the School, from the early pioneers in 1908 to recent alumni and current faculty in 2008.

A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn will be an enduring resource for scholars and historians of social work and social welfare as well as a point of reference and pride for those influenced by the achievements of the School's faculty and students.

  

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Contents

An Overview of the Journey
1
The Family and the Social Worker
13
A Community Program for Child Care
20
Avocational Guidance
26
Personality in Social Work
38
The Contributions of American Social Agencies
51
The Time Element in Mental Hygiene Therapy
61
Ruth E Smalley
71
Posing Questions on Perceived
288
The Role of Social Disadvantage in Crime Joblessness
305
The Social Services of African American Congregations
322
Curricular Issues and Models
333
The New African American Inequality
354
How Evaluation Research Can Help Reform
391
On Becoming a ScholarPractitioner
409
Moving from Psychoeducation to Family Education
450

A Journey into a Past
82
The Cause in Function
105
An Essential Dimension to
114
Social Work and Social Action
149
Its History and Influence
165
The Impact of Our History
200
Representatives of the DSW Program
209
An Ecological Reinterpretation
232
Challenging Injustice and Oppression
248
Partnering with the Jewish Community of Romania
271
Postmodern Feminist Theory and Social Work
466
A CrossNational Study of Adolescent Peer Concordance
478
A NonLinear Process
500
Occupational Social Work for the TwentyFirst Century
519
A Study of the Prior
539
Organizational Learning and Change in
606
A Prison Memoir
621
List of Contributors
639
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At the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Ram A. Cnaan is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Chair of the Doctoral Program in Social Welfare, as well as Director of the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research; Melissa E. Dichter is a doctoral candidate in Social Welfare; and Jeffrey Draine is Associate Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry.

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