Discussion of Mr. Weiss' Paper

By Florence Silverblatt

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

This paper discusses David Weiss's "The Meaning of a Multiple-Function Agency to Client and Worker." The author agrees with some of Mr. Weiss' theoretical concepts, but she does not feel that he substantiated his theory of practice as described in the case material. She attempts to describe an alternative concept of casework practice in a multiple-function agency that differs from Weiss's definition. The author also asserts that she shares Mr. Weiss' enthusiasm for the challenges of a multiple-function agency, but she doesn't agree with his way of meeting those challenges. The author concludes by stating that when the multiple-function agency recognizes the different parts of its total service, and strengthens the parts on the basis of their differences, then the worker "supported by the clarity of his knowledge" is freed to understand what he or she is offering the client.

Topic: Methodology, Organizational Development, Policy, Social Work, Workplace

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.3

Page Number(s): 270-273

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Silverblatt, Florence. Discussion of Mr. Weiss' Paper. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1947: 270-273. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5952


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