Structure in the Multiple-Function Agency

By Callman Rawley

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, March 1947

This piece explores the trend represented in practice that casework is generic and equips one for any specialized service, and that the family agency, therefore, ought to begin to supply generalized case work services with child placement as part of a treatment plan for the whole family. The piece asserts that each structure in the agency must have the maximum identification with the setting in which the service is given but in the case of child care and family service, special skills can be retained in even the small merged agency by differentiating structure and placing their practice and supervision into specialized hands. The guide for this is centered on the question of which structure will be most enabling to the workerâ?"the goal being not merely orientation or adequacy but continual development for optimal performance.

Topic: Organizational Development, Social Services, Children, Social Work, Jewish Organizations, Family, Partnerships

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.3

Page Number(s): 237-251

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Rawley, Callman. Structure in the Multiple-Function Agency. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1947: 237-251.


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