Group Work in a Home for the Aged: The Role of the Worker

By Joseph L. Giordano

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Summer 1966

The author discusses how social group workers can address issues related not only to clients but also to the social structures and contexts of which they are a part, using as an example his own experience at a home for aged blind in New York. He describes processes of relationship-building with residents and staff, and accomplishments such as a redistribution of power more equally among the institution's treatment disciplines, the development of an integrated treatment approach, communication of case work goals to the general staff, and the involvement of the social worker in decisions affecting institutional policy.

Topic: Methodology, Management and Administration, Social Services, Institutional Care, Social Work, Disability and Special Needs

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 42/No. 4

Page Number(s): 364-370

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Giordano, Joseph L. Group Work in a Home for the Aged: The Role of the Worker. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Summer 1966: 364-370.


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