One Hundred Years of Social Work: A History of the by Therese Jennissen, Colleen Lundy

By Therese Jennissen, Colleen Lundy

100 Years of Social paintings is the 1st entire background of social paintings as a occupation in English Canada. geared up chronologically, it presents a severe and compelling examine the inner struggles and debates within the social paintings occupation over the process a century and investigates the responses of social staff to numerous very important occasions. A vital subject matter within the e-book is the long-standing fight of the pro organization (the Canadian organization of Social employees) and person social employees to reconcile development prestige with the merchandising social action.

The e-book chronicles the early background of the secularization and professionalization of social paintings and examines social employees roles in the course of either global wars, the melancholy, and within the period of postwar reconstruction. It comprises sections on civil defence, the chilly battle, unionization, social paintings schooling, rules of the career, and different key advancements as much as the tip of the 20th century.

Drawing on wide archival study in addition to own interviews and secondary literature, the authors supply robust educational facts of a occupation that has continued many very important alterations and keeps to suggest for a simply society and a responsive social welfare state.

One Hundred Years of Social paintings can be of curiosity to social staff, social paintings scholars and educators, social historians, specialist institutions and someone attracted to knowing the complicated nature of individuals and associations.

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Jane Addams (1860–1935) was one of the most renowned leaders in the settlement movement and in social work in the US (Addams 1897). While in England, she visited Toynbee Hall and, along with her partner Ellen Gates Starr, became inspired to found Hull House in Chicago on her return. Established in 1889, Hull House grew to include twenty-six apartments and twenty-seven rooms and covered two city blocks (Trolander 1975). Addams associated with others who shared her commitment to social equality and social justice.

Woodsworth, a social reformer and member of the Social Gospel, many charity workers in western Canada did not have “the faintest idea of the principles” that should guide Associated Charity work and former policemen were regularly put in charge of the city relief department. In 1914 he wrote: Here in Saskatoon for instance, I found many ex-policeman decidedly military in appearance waxed pointed moustache etc. in a bar room formerly a civic office. His desk was across the corner of the room so he could sit with his back to the wall.

While in England, she visited Toynbee Hall and, along with her partner Ellen Gates Starr, became inspired to found Hull House in Chicago on her return. Established in 1889, Hull House grew to include twenty-six apartments and twenty-seven rooms and covered two city blocks (Trolander 1975). Addams associated with others who shared her commitment to social equality and social justice. B. Dubois, an African-American scholar, noted Marxist, and civil rights activist, and was a founding member of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) in 1910 (Dubois 1968: 218, 260).

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