The author discusses how the complex web of family relationships can affect social work considerations, and how the division of social work agencies into separate, specialized units for elderly care, child services, and family services. Frequently a case which begins in one such unit will end up involving other units, the author notes. She discusses a case example in order to illustrate her contention that, while a range of family relationships inevitably express themselves in case work, and while the social worker does identify with the agency as a whole, and aim to help the client as a whole, the case worker also uses a specialized function derived from these specialized units, in order to help the clients make a solid beginning in the agency.
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Brodsky, Rose. Family Relationships and Multiple Service. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1950: