The Community's Part in the Case Work of a Family Agency

By Jacob Little

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, March 1948

This paper is part of a panel on family casework and the relation to the community, at the National Confernece of Jewish Social Welfare, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2, 1947. It highlights the work of the Hartford Jewish Federation, which offers social services for the Jewish community. The piece mentions various issues the agency encounters including frequently-observed resistance on the part of large sections of the population against referring Jewish clients to public relief, especially to the City Public Welfare Division, and to the use of non-Jewish institutional placements. The piece concludes by affirming that the work done by the agency is on a personalized level because of the small community aspect of the agency. The paper also affirms the need for taking an active part in building up community resources to support communal efforts.

Topic: Jewish Federations, Social Services, Sectarianism, Jewish Content, Social Work

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.3

Page Number(s): 307-309

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Hartford, Connecticut , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Little, Jacob. The Community's Part in the Case Work of a Family Agency. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1948: 307-309. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6059


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