A Family Agency Faces the Private Practice of Social Casework

By Benjamin R. Sprafkin

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

The author discusses the efforts of his agency, Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, PA, to acknowledge the right of its caseworkers to engage in private social casework practice on the side. He reviews questions and resistance which can arise in this situation, as well as arguments advanced in favor of it. He lays out safeguards enacted by his agency's lay board in order to alleviate potential problems, and contends that, given the extent of need, agency practice and private practice can flourish side by side.

Topic: Management and Administration, Professionalism, Social Services, Social Work, Leadership

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 2

Page Number(s): 211-216

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Sprafkin, Benjamin R. A Family Agency Faces the Private Practice of Social Casework. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1962: 211-216. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5560


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