A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn

A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn

By: Jeffrey Draine (editor), Ram A. Cnaan (editor), Melisa E. Dichter (editor)Hardback

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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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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.


1. Introduction: An Overview of the Journey -Ram A. Cnaan, Jeffrey N. Draine, and Melissa E. Dichter PART I. THE EARLY YEARS 2. The Family and the Social Worker -Mary E. Richmond Commentary -Kevin Grigsby 3. A Community Program for Child Care -J. Prentice Murphy Commentary -Ram A. Cnaan 4. Avocational Guidance -Karl de Schweinitz Commentary -Ira Colby 5. Personality in Social Work -Porter R. Lee Commentary -Ram A. Cnaan 6. The Contributions of American Social Agencies to Social Progress and Democracy -Frank D. Watson Commentary -Ram A. Cnaan PART II. THE HEIGHT OF THE FUNCTIONALIST ERA 7. The Time Element in Mental Hygiene Therapy as Applied to Social Case Work -Jessie Taft Commentary -Bill Silver 8. Social Work Processes -Ruth E. Smalley Commentary -Mark Frazier Lloyd 9. The Influence of Otto Rank in Social Work: A Journey into a Past -Virginia P. Robinson Commentary -Kathryn Rosse 10. The Cause in Function -Harold Lewis Commentary -Beth Lewis 11. The Black Instructor: An Essential Dimension to the Content and Structure of the Social Work Curriculum -Louis H. Carter Commentary -Nicholas Roush 12. Institutional Change as a Creative Process: Some Educational and Practice Considerations -Howard Arnold and Tybel Bloom Commentary -Anthony F. Bruno 13. Social Work and Social Action -Kenneth L. M. Pray Commentary -Carol W. Spigner PART III. WRITINGS ON THE INFLUENCE OF THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH 14. Functional Theory: Its History and Influence on Contemporary Social Work Practice -Martha M. Dore Commentary -Martha M. Dore 15. The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work: Reflections of a Graduate -SaraKay Smullens Commentary -SaraKay Smullens 16. Jessie Taft and the Functional School: The Impact of Our History -Rich Furman Commentary -Rich Furman PART IV. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DSW PROGRAM 17. An Integrative, Intersystemic Approach to Supervision of Couple Therapy -Stephen J. Betchen Commentary -Stephen J. Betchen 18. Reflections upon University Retirement: With Thanks and Apologies to James Joyce -Gerald L. Euster Commentary -Gerald L. Euster 19. Boundary Spanning: An Ecological Reinterpretation of Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health Systems -Toba S. Kerson Commentary -Toba S. Kerson 20. Challenging Injustice and Oppression -David G. Gil Commentary -David G. Gil 21. Partnering with the Jewish Community of Romania and Transitioning from Holocaust and Communism to Modernity -Zvi Feine Commentary -Zvi Feine 22. Introduction to a Dissertation: Posing Questions on Perceived Empowerment and Community Problem Solving -Jacqueline B. Mondros Commentary -Jacqueline B. Mondros PART V. CONTEMPORARIES: RECENT PH.D.S AND FACULTY 23. The Role of Social Disadvantage in Crime, Joblessness, and Homelessness Among Persons with Serious Mental Illness -Jeffrey N. Draine, Mark S. Salzer, Dennis P. Culhane, and Trevor R. Hadley Commentary -Jeffrey N. Draine 24. The Social Services of African American Congregations in the Welfare Reform Era -Stephanie C. Boddie Commentary -Stephanie C. Boddie 25. Education for Social Development: Curricular Issues and Models -Richard J. Estes Commentary -Richard J. Estes 26. The New African American Inequality -Michael B. Katz, Mark J. Stern, and Jamie J. Fader Commentary -Mark J. Stern 27. How Evaluation Research Can Help Reform and Improve the Child Welfare System -Richard J. Gelles Commentary -Richard J. Gelles 28. On Becoming a Scholar-Practitioner -Kenwyn K. Smith Commentary -Kenwyn K. Smith 29. Neighborhood-Representing Organizations: How Democratic Are They? -Ram A. Cnaan Commentary -Ram A. Cnaan 30. Moving from Psychoeducation to Family Education for Families of Adults with Serious Mental Illness -Phyllis Solomon Commentary -Phyllis Solomon 31. Postmodern Feminist Theory and Social Work Roberta G. Sands and Kathleen Norris Commentary -Roberta G. Sands 32. A Cross-National Study of Adolescent Peer Concordance on Issues of the Future -Vivian C. Seltzer and Richard P. Waterman Commentary -Vivian C. Seltzer 33. The Journey Toward Intercultural Sensitivity: A Non-Linear Process -Joretha N. Bourjolly, Roberta G. Sands, Phyllis Solomon, Victoria Stanhope, Anita Pernell-Arnold, and Laurene Finley Commentary -Joretha N. Bourjolly 34. Occupational Social Work for the Twenty-First Century -Roberta R. Iversen Commentary Roberta R. Iversen 35. Where the Homeless Come From: A Study of the Prior Address Distribution of Families Admitted to Public Shelters in New York City and Philadelphia -Dennis P. Culhane, Chang-Moo Lee, and Susan M. Wachter Commentary -Dennis P. Culhane PART VI: RECENT FORMER FACULTY 36. Risk Classification and Juvenile Dispositions: What Is the State of the Art? -Peter R. Jones, David R. Schwartz, Ira M. Schwartz, Zoran Obradovic, and Joseph Jupin Commentary -Ira M. Schwartz 37. Organizational Learning and Change in a Public Child Welfare Agency -Burton J. Cohen and Michael J. Austin Commentary -Michael J. Austin 38. Lessons Learned About Working with Men: A Prison Memoir -Jack Sternbach Commentary -Jeffrey N. Draine Notes List of Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 15/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780812241037
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
  • ID: 9780812241037
  • weight: 1565
  • ISBN10: 0812241037

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