Grace Coyle is most famous for developing and popularizing group work as a social work practice. Mary Ellen Richmond was one of the first social workers to push for the professionalization and standardization of social work. She is credited with creating the first statement of principles for direct social work practice and is most famous for her speech at the National Conference of Charities and Correction, where she implored schools to train social workers, calling for standardization in the social work field.
Her book Social Diagnosis was one of the first social work books to incorporate scientific principles from law, medicine, psychology, psychiatry and history. Another pioneer of standardizing the social work profession is Harriett Rinaldo, who created rating and recruitment procedures and higher personnel standards for the Veterans Administration Social Work Service.
These standards were then adopted by the federal government. An avid traveler, Rinaldo visited every U. Her first act as a congresswoman was to introduce a suffrage amendment on the House floor; the amendment was passed about a year later.
He goes the extra mile, often literally, teaching a client to drive, transporting an inebriated musician to rehab, and navigating a winding country road with a three-tiered wedding cake. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. He is the son of another well known veteran Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Her work at the ground level earned her subsequent posts on the Chicago Board of Education and the School Management Committee. She founded the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy and became the first female president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections. All of these women identified their passions through their experience as social workers, moving on to historic accomplishments in academia, policy, professionalization and peace. Frances Feldman Frances Feldman, a University of Southern California professor and social work pioneer, conducted a groundbreaking study in the s that showed cancer patients faced discrimination in the workplace.
Grace Coyle Grace Coyle is most famous for developing and popularizing group work as a social work practice. Mary Ellen Richmond Mary Ellen Richmond was one of the first social workers to push for the professionalization and standardization of social work.
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Hi When Greg Johnson was interviewing for a job at a mental health center his interview was interrupted by a police officer with a naked woman in tow. His unlikely parade of clients include a preacher whose wildly rebellious children are threatening to bring down his ministry, a teenage underwear fetishist, a man obsessed with Dolly Parton, and a schizophrenic poet. He goes the extra mile, often literally, teaching a client to drive, transporting an inebriated musician to rehab, and navigating a winding country road with a three-tiered wedding cake.
Engaging and entertaining, "A Very Famous Social Worker" sheds light on a profession practiced by , Americans that remains little known to the general public.
Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jul 31, Simmons51 rated it really liked it. If I was in my 20's again, after reading this book, I'd be tempted to become a social worker. As a novice social worker, the author's compassion and sense of humor inspired him to develop some novel approaches to his clients' problems.
Very entertaining style of writing. Jun 18, Mary Pat rated it really liked it.
The author recounts with insight and humor his experiences as a rookie social worker in rural West Virginia. Made me cry a little and laugh a lot.
If you work in the helping professions, or know someone who does, or want to learn a little about the life of a social worker, you will really like this book. Feb 23, Keesha rated it really liked it. It's very eye opening and inspiring. The way the stories were told was touching sometimes comical. Great read for anyone interested in this field.
Aug 25, Space Monkee rated it liked it. Not current, set back in the 70's.
If you know little about the field, than this might be a good start. If you know a lot about the field it is not worth your time.
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