Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (119 p.)
Helping behavior, Social service
The practicum consists of a study of methods of identifying and working with natural caregivers, based on previous descriptions in the literature of natural caregivers and their networks, presented in handbook format, and addressed to social service delivery people.
Most of the natural helping literature describes natural helpers and natural helping networks, Little is available about the worker - helper relationship itself, about how to find natural helpers, and about how to develop and maintain relationships with them. It is this relationship between the worker and the natural helper that we studied and about which we have written.
Crawford, Lorraine; Smith, Pamela; and Lynn, Karen, "Working with Natural Helpers: a Handbook for Social Workers" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2687.