Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (80 p.)
All persons are born into some form of family unit. The traditional family is a unit of people who live together over periods of time and have ties of marriage and kinship. Even if that unit is separated, as in death or adoption, qualities of one’s personhood are closely connected with forebears and parents. Whether for good or bad, the family profoundly affects the individual.
The family is an important unit. Many stresses impinge upon it. The church and extended family are less influential on the family today. The school is less influential. Where does the family turn for support? Social agencies have become the source for low cost aid for the family.
The following study explores the extent to which social agencies provide this support for families in this community.
McCartor, Betsy Marsh and Labby, Margaret, "An investigation of the combined effect of agency support and professional social workers' training on the type of family therapy practiced by agency-based social workers" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1926.