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By Therese Jennissen, Colleen Lundy

100 Years of Social paintings is the 1st accomplished historical past of social paintings as a occupation in English Canada. equipped chronologically, it offers a severe and compelling examine the interior struggles and debates within the social paintings career over the process a century and investigates the responses of social employees to numerous very important occasions. A relevant subject matter within the e-book is the long-standing fight of the pro organization (the Canadian organization of Social staff) and person social staff to reconcile development prestige with the promoting social action.

The publication chronicles the early background of the secularization and professionalization of social paintings and examines social staff roles in the course of either international wars, the melancholy, and within the period of postwar reconstruction. It comprises sections on civil defence, the chilly struggle, unionization, social paintings schooling, rules of the occupation, and different key advancements as much as the top of the 20 th century.

Drawing on broad archival learn in addition to own interviews and secondary literature, the authors offer robust educational facts of a occupation that has continued many very important adjustments and keeps to suggest for a simply society and a responsive social welfare state.

One Hundred Years of Social paintings can be of curiosity to social staff, social paintings scholars and educators, social historians, expert institutions and an individual drawn to realizing the advanced nature of individuals and associations.

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The Social Service Council (SSC) was approached to determine if there was a possibility of Social Welfare becoming an official organ of both the SSC and the social workers of Canada. However, such an arrangement was not as straightforward as it appeared, and instead the journal Social Welfare gave the newly formed CASW several pages directly under its editorial control so that the association could report on activities and issues as they arose. Association membership came with a subscription to Social Welfare and the official announcement of the CASW appeared in the October 1926 edition of the journal.

By 1917, a major concern for social workers was the returning soldier, who often was in need of physical and mental rehabilitation. SETTING THE STAGE 13 During World War I, no one could have anticipated the central role that social workers played in disaster relief resulting from the Halifax Explosion. In 1917 “Halifax was torn apart by the biggest human-made explosion the world ever witnessed prior to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945” (Boyd 2007: 63). This explosion destroyed the entire north end of the city, created a tsunami that produced floods, and left two thousand dead, nine thousand injured, orphaned children, and over twenty thousand homeless in the midst of winter.

The organization published The Family, which became Social Casework in 1946. 9 SWHA, FSAA, Box 89, letter to Mr. Stapleford, Neighborhood Workers Association, Toronto from executive director, March 14, 1922. 10 SWHA, FSAA, Box 89, letter to Rev. A. McKillop, Associated Charities, Calgary from the associate secretary (unsigned) September 19, 1912. 11 SWHA, FSAA, Box 89, letter to Mr. Maurice Willows, associate secretary, New York, NY, from J. Howard T. Falk, general secretary, the Associated Charities, The City of Winnipeg, October 29, 1912.

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