Case Work with Refugee Children

By Marcel Kovarsky

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

This piece focuses on casework services for refugee children. The author highlights one particular effort to find a solution for refugee children in the U.S., which would provide an incentive for children who are able to work, to utilize their earnings to support themselves. The policy dictated that children had to be responsible for their own support after a certain period but would still receive some support in terms of boarding. In the four months following the implementation of the policy, it was found that there was a minimum of avoidable unemployment. The piece concludes by asserting that based on the work to help the children, the behavior of the refugee children was governed by the same motivations and patterns as other human conduct.

Topic: Trauma, Youth, Social Services, Unemployment, War, Employment, Refugees, Public Policy, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.24/no.4

Page Number(s): 402-407

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Kovarsky, Marcel. Case Work with Refugee Children. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1948: 402-407.


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