Case Work Process in Working with American Relatives of Displaced Persons

By Callman Rawley, Rae Berman

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

This article explores the casework process in dealing with American relatives of displaced Jewish people. With the client who comes to an agency, an abnormal process has been motivated. The author highlights that the client comes with terrific guilt and anxiety, even though the bond to his relative in many cases was very slight. The case work problem then is to help the person who is motivated and driven by conscience (and who because of his heightened fears and anxiety drives us) to become related to the reality of the relative and the situation as well as the responsibilities that will follow his migration to this country. The piece highlights the process through with the case work aids the client through an understanding of responsibility and the knowledge that helps to relieve the pressure of the clientâ??s conscience.

Topic: Trauma, Social Work, Death and Mourning, War, Mental Health, Shoah, Family, Refugees, Holocaust

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.2

Page Number(s): 264-267

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Rawley, Callman. Berman, Rae. Case Work Process in Working with American Relatives of Displaced Persons. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1948: 264-267. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7317


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