THOSE WHO CARE by Laura Nelson Baker


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...describes the variety of career opportunities in social group work. The author's organization is designed to catch and keep her readers. Separate chapters in the first half of the book describe each challenging type of group to be helped-- The Haters; The Misfits; Emotionally Troubled Youngsters; The Old and Lonely; etc. The experiences common to each of these groups as well as the social group workers' roles are presented. Points are made graphic and underlined by the introduction of typical case histories. Chapters in the second section of the book follow up the interest created in the first half. The stories of the trail-blazing agencies are told with attention to the struggles to achievement of the welfare pioneers. This is a sound introduction to the field. It is not glamorized and neither are its hardships made depressing. Appendices list schools offering group work courses; the fellowships and scholarships available; and grants-in-aid and their sponsors. There is a short list of other books on the subject and sources of free material.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1964
Publisher: Little, Brown