What Research Tells Us About Training for the Jewish Component in the Practice of Group Work in Jewish Settings

By Irving Canter

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1963

The authors discuss their agency's experience with a volunteer program of friendly visits to socially isolated and elderly community members in Buffalo, NY. They conclude that the program is of great value to clients and is rewarding to volunteers; that volunteer contact enhances traditional casework progress rather than detracting; that the time required for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers amply repays itself in value; that flexibility and creativity with resources is necessary to the success of the program; and that without the intervention of human contact, such as that provided by this program, social isolation can be damaging to elderly clients.

Topic: Management and Administration, Social Services, Social Work, Jewish Organizations, Volunteerism

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 3

Page Number(s): 266-285

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Buffalo, New York , United States

Language: English

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Canter, Irving. What Research Tells Us About Training for the Jewish Component in the Practice of Group Work in Jewish Settings. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1963: 266-285. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5704


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