The Detached Worker in a New Setting

By Arthur Eisenberg, Don Feldstein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Winter 1959

This piece explores a program at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Boston focused on dealing with juvenile delinquency. The author looks at the various causes of upper and middle class delinquency in order illuminate the foundation of what the worker will be dealing with. The piece focuses on the experience of the worker in an unfamiliar neighborhood and the role of the Center, which is detached in from the neighborhood and will thus require specific approaches to dealing with the youth. The piece concludes by asserting that it is possible for the worker's role to be adapted to specific settings and broader communities, while also noting that approaching the issue represents a variation in technique and not principle.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Youth, Social Work, Crime, Social Issues, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 36/No. 2

Page Number(s): 201-209

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Boston, Massachusetts , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Eisenberg, Arthur. Feldstein, Don. The Detached Worker in a New Setting. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1959: 201-209.


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