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Social Welfare Policy and Services: Social Work & Social Workers

Resources that you can use when seeking information on current and historical social welfare policies, issues, and services in the U.S.

Social Work Profession

"Social Work Profession: History"
Paul H. Stuart. Encyclopedia of Social Work, 2013. Rutgers-restricted Access

Social Work and Social Workers

Flexner, Abraham. "Is Social Work a Profession?," Research on Social Work Practice 11(2), March 2001, 152-165.
Reprint of the essay originally published in the 1915 Proceedings of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. Rutgers-restricted Access

Morris, P. "Reinterpreting Abraham Flexner's Speech, 'Is Social Work a Profession?': It's Meaning and Influence on the Field's Early Professional Development" Social Service Review 82(1), March 2008, 29-60. Rutgers-restricted Access

Lubove, Roy. The Professional Altruist: The Emergence of Social Work as a Career, 1880-1930. New York, Atheneum, 1977. Available?

Kunzel, Regina G. "The Professionalization of Benevolence: Evangelicals and Social Workers in the Florence Crittenton Homes, 1915 to 1945," Journal of Social History 22(1), Fall 1988, 21-43. Rutgers-restricted Access

Lowe, Gary R. and Reid, P. Nelson. The Professionalization of Poverty: Social Work and the Poor in the Twentieth Century. New York, Aldine de Gruyter, 1999. Available?

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