Comment, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1961, Frances Beatman

By Frances L. Beatman

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1961

In the wake of the Social Security Act and the improved economic stability of many Jewish American families, Jewish social work has transformed from a field dominated by the provision of resources to the needy to one more engaged with the treatment of personal and interpersonal issues within families. This change, however, does not force Jewish social work to make an artificial choice between focusing on poverty or mental health; rather, the field must be flexible enough to recognize and respond to problems on a family-by-family basis. Moreover, as primary responders to the needs of families, Jewish social work agencies have the ability and responsibility to share what they learn with the general public so that families and the organizations that help them will be better equipped to face a dynamic future.

Topic: Social Services, Social Work, Mental Health, Family

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 2

Page Number(s): 196-198

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Beatman, Frances L. Comment, Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1961, Frances Beatman. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1961: 196-198.


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