A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is a leader in promoting theoretical and practical social work knowledge. Celebrating the school's centennial, this volume heralds the progressive thinking of its leaders and students while setting the stage for the next century of work at the frontier of the field.

A Century of Social Work and Social Welfare at Penn

Ram A. Cnaan, Melissa E. Dichter, and Jeffrey Draine, Editors

2008 | 664 pages | Cloth $65.00
Social Science | General
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: An Overview of the Journey
—Ram A. Cnaan, Jeffrey N. Draine, and Melissa E. Dichter

PART I. THE EARLY YEARS
2. The Family and the Social Worker
—Mary E. Richmond
Commentary
—Kevin Grigsby
3. A Community Program for Child Care
—J. Prentice Murphy
Commentary
—Ram A. Cnaan
4. Avocational Guidance
—Karl de Schweinitz
Commentary
—Ira Colby
5. Personality in Social Work
—Porter R. Lee
Commentary
—Ram A. Cnaan
6. The Contributions of American Social Agencies to Social Progress and Democracy
—Frank D. Watson
Commentary
—Ram A. Cnaan

PART II. THE HEIGHT OF THE FUNCTIONALIST ERA
7. The Time Element in Mental Hygiene Therapy as Applied to Social Case Work
—Jessie Taft
Commentary
—Bill Silver
8. Social Work Processes
—Ruth E. Smalley
Commentary
—Mark Frazier Lloyd
9. The Influence of Otto Rank in Social Work: A Journey into a Past
—Virginia P. Robinson
Commentary
—Kathryn Rossé
10. The Cause in Function
—Harold Lewis
Commentary
—Beth Lewis
11. The Black Instructor: An Essential Dimension to the Content and Structure of the Social Work Curriculum
—Louis H. Carter
Commentary
—Nicholas Roush
12. Institutional Change as a Creative Process: Some Educational and Practice Considerations
—Howard Arnold and Tybel Bloom
Commentary
—Anthony F. Bruno
13. Social Work and Social Action
—Kenneth L. M. Pray
Commentary
—Carol W. Spigner

PART III. WRITINGS ON THE INFLUENCE OF THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH
14. Functional Theory: Its History and Influence on Contemporary Social Work Practice
—Martha M. Dore
Commentary
—Martha M. Dore
15. The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work: Reflections of a Graduate
—SaraKay Smullens
Commentary
—SaraKay Smullens
16. Jessie Taft and the Functional School: The Impact of Our History
—Rich Furman
Commentary
—Rich Furman

PART IV. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DSW PROGRAM
17. An Integrative, Intersystemic Approach to Supervision of Couple Therapy
—Stephen J. Betchen
Commentary
—Stephen J. Betchen
18. Reflections upon University Retirement: With Thanks and Apologies to James Joyce
—Gerald L. Euster
Commentary
—Gerald L. Euster
19. Boundary Spanning: An Ecological Reinterpretation of Social Work Practice in Health and Mental Health Systems
—Toba S. Kerson
Commentary
—Toba S. Kerson
20. Challenging Injustice and Oppression
—David G. Gil
Commentary
—David G. Gil
21. Partnering with the Jewish Community of Romania and Transitioning from Holocaust and Communism to Modernity
—Zvi Feine
Commentary
—Zvi Feine
22. Introduction to a Dissertation: Posing Questions on Perceived Empowerment and Community Problem Solving
—Jacqueline B. Mondros
Commentary
—Jacqueline B. Mondros

PART V. CONTEMPORARIES: RECENT PH.D.S AND FACULTY
23. The Role of Social Disadvantage in Crime, Joblessness, and Homelessness Among Persons with Serious Mental Illness
—Jeffrey N. Draine, Mark S. Salzer, Dennis P. Culhane, and Trevor R. Hadley
Commentary
—Jeffrey N. Draine
24. The Social Services of African American Congregations in the Welfare Reform Era
—Stephanie C. Boddie
Commentary
—Stephanie C. Boddie
25. Education for Social Development: Curricular Issues and Models
—Richard J. Estes
Commentary
—Richard J. Estes
26. The New African American Inequality
—Michael B. Katz, Mark J. Stern, and Jamie J. Fader
Commentary
—Mark J. Stern
27. How Evaluation Research Can Help Reform and Improve the Child Welfare System
—Richard J. Gelles
Commentary
—Richard J. Gelles
28. On Becoming a Scholar-Practitioner
—Kenwyn K. Smith
Commentary
—Kenwyn K. Smith
29. Neighborhood-Representing Organizations: How Democratic Are They?
—Ram A. Cnaan
Commentary
—Ram A. Cnaan
30. Moving from Psychoeducation to Family Education for Families of Adults with Serious Mental Illness
—Phyllis Solomon
Commentary
—Phyllis Solomon
31. Postmodern Feminist Theory and Social Work
Roberta G. Sands and Kathleen Norris
Commentary
—Roberta G. Sands
32. A Cross-National Study of Adolescent Peer Concordance on Issues of the Future
—Vivian C. Seltzer and Richard P. Waterman
Commentary
—Vivian C. Seltzer
33. The Journey Toward Intercultural Sensitivity: A Non-Linear Process
—Joretha N. Bourjolly, Roberta G. Sands, Phyllis Solomon, Victoria Stanhope, Anita Pernell-Arnold, and Laurene Finley
Commentary
—Joretha N. Bourjolly
34. Occupational Social Work for the Twenty-First Century
—Roberta R. Iversen
Commentary
Roberta R. Iversen
35. Where the Homeless Come From: A Study of the Prior Address Distribution of Families Admitted to Public Shelters in New York City and Philadelphia
—Dennis P. Culhane, Chang-Moo Lee, and Susan M. Wachter
Commentary
—Dennis P. Culhane

PART VI: RECENT FORMER FACULTY
36. Risk Classification and Juvenile Dispositions: What Is the State of the Art?
—Peter R. Jones, David R. Schwartz, Ira M. Schwartz, Zoran Obradovic, and Joseph Jupin
Commentary
—Ira M. Schwartz
37. Organizational Learning and Change in a Public Child Welfare Agency
—Burton J. Cohen and Michael J. Austin
Commentary
—Michael J. Austin
38. Lessons Learned About Working with Men: A Prison Memoir
—Jack Sternbach
Commentary
—Jeffrey N. Draine

Notes
List of Contributors
Index