Helping the Middle Class Delinquent to Use Casework Service

By Milton Weiner

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1962

Contrary to the prevailing perception of juvenile delinquents during the early 1960s, many Jewish offenders came from "normal" middle-class homes. Often, these middle-class families sought private help for their children before finally turning to mediation at a social services agency. For families that did manage to bring themselves to the agency, the author argues that a "family-centered" approach is necessary to meaningful improvement. The popular solution of sending the child away fails to address the real familial problems that social work can help family members articulate and change.

Topic: Youth, Social Work, Crime, Family, Health and Healing

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 38/No. 3

Page Number(s): 290-297

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Weiner, Milton. Helping the Middle Class Delinquent to Use Casework Service. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1962: 290-297. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3900


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