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The Problem of Basic Maintenance in the Family Agency
In the private family field, meeting basic maintenance is no longer considered the main responsibility of the field. The Committee on Current and Future Planning of the Family Service Association of America, suggested a statement of principles for its member organizations, which holds the following: "Basic maintenance relief is the responsibility of governmental agencies and voluntary agencies should resist pressure for the assumption by them of basic community relief." However, despite theoretical clarity, faced with the everyday reality of client requests, agencies have at times felt hard-pressed and uncertain in carrying out such a policy. Help granted for a limited period of time to families who want to bring about change in their situation is a valid basis for carrying out an assistance policy in the private family agency.
Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly
Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.
Page Number(s): 319-324
Coverage: United States
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Rohmer, Leonard. The Problem of Basic Maintenance in the Family Agency. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1949: 319-324. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7285
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