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Unformatted text preview: History of Human Services Things to Know / Think About
Things to know: What are the major time periods in human service history & is there an event or theme that started that period or has come to symbolize that period over time? What are the important details of that event or theme? Who are the major historical figures associated with human services & what are they know for? Things to think about (& know): Has an event, theme, or person had any lasting impact or does it bear in any way on our current system of human service delivery? Timeline: Ancient Times 4000B C Colonial U. S. The New Deal The Ownership Society 1965 1604 1662 Elizabethan Poor Law 1876 1935 The Progressive Era 1980s War on Poverty Ancient Times Code of Hammurabi Jewish doctrine Buddhism Early Greek & Roman states Qur’an Early Christian church Feudal Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601
1. 2. 3. Family has primary responsibility Local responsibility for poor Poor can’t move to a new community Colonial U.S. Local care Suspicion of strangers Unsettled persons Social Darwinism Apprenticeships First Alms House, 1662 “ For those who indulge themselves in idleness, the express command of God unto us is, that we should let The Progressive Era The Hull House, Chicago Industrialization, urbanization & immigration Professional social work Charity Organization Societies Settlement House Movement AfricanAmerican social workers 100 days Great Depression & the New Deal Social Security Act of 1935 – http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/ssact.htm Meanstested programs Universal programs 1960s War on Poverty Voting Rights Act of 1965 Affirmative action Medicare & Medicaid Mental health Head Start Has it worked? The Ownership Society The New Federalism – Nixon privatization – Growth in community mental health centers – Carter – Department of Health and Human Services The 1980s – The Reagan Administration Welfare reform – The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) Next Era? The Next New Deal? ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course FMSC 330 taught by Professor Grutzmacher during the Spring '09 term at Maryland.
- Spring '09