Chapter 6 - The History of Social Welfare and Social Work...

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1 The History of Social Welfare and Social Work Chapter 6 WHO IS RESPONSIBLE THE POOR? Who? (groups or categories) Why? for each group/category. Pro’s/Con’s for each. Early Beginnings Feudal system ROOTS IN ENGLAND Church Government
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2 Elizabethan Poor Laws 1601 Three classes of the poor: 1. The able-bodied poor. 2. The impotent or “worthy” poor. 3. Children. Elizabethan Poor Laws 5 aspects that contributed to U.S. system of social welfare policy: 1.Government responsibility for those in need; 2.Government authority to force people to work; 3.Government enforcement of family responsibility; 4.Responsibility to be exercised at the local level; and 5.Residence requirements. Poor Law Reform Act of 1834 History of Social Work and Social Welfare in the United States History in the U.S. Government (public sector) Voluntary (private sector) Immigration
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3 Beginning of Child Welfare Policy z New York’s Children’s Aid Society 1854 Social Settlement House 1886 – first social settlement house:
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course SOCW 231 taught by Professor Marilynhall during the Fall '10 term at Collins.

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Chapter 6 - The History of Social Welfare and Social Work...

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