The entries in this section include a variety of points of view and some personal recollections relevant to the history of American social welfare programs, issues, and personalities.
- A Group Approach with Physicians Working in a Medical Intensive Care Unit in a Public Hospital - Aaron Beckerman, Ph.D. and Martin Doerfler, M.D.In the fall of 1979, under the leadership of Jerome Lowenstein, M.D., a Humanistic Medicine program was initiated at New York University Medical School. The purpose of the program was to provide medical students and physicians an opportunity to discuss and examine the non-medical aspects of medical education...
- American Social Policy in the 60's and 70's - Jerry D. Marx, Ph.D., M.S.W., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, University of New HampshireAs the decade of the 1960s began, the United States had the “highest mass standard of living” in world history.1 The strong American postwar economy of the late 1940s and 1950s continued into the 1960s.
- Current Issues and Programs in Social Welfare - Dr. Jerry Marx, Chair, Social Work Department, University of New HampshireAmerican social welfare, thanks to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Social Security Act of 1935, is furthered currently by two major categories of cash support programs: social insurances? and public assistance. Social insurances are based on the prior earnings and payroll contributions of an individual, while public assistance, commonly known as “welfare,” is based on the financial need of an individual.
- Daniel Coit Gilman's Contributions to Social Work - Harris Chaiklin, Ph.D.This article brings the reader some evidence of social work history that has at the very least been neglected. Most people when asked who are the founders of social work were will mention Jane Addams, Mary Richmond, the Abbotts and maybe Ida Cannon, Charles Loring Brace and S. Humphreys Gurteen. The name of Daniel Coit Gilman is never included in the list of the greats. The case I shall make to you today is that his contributions to helping create the profession were at least as great as those still listed.