Changing Concepts in Work with Adolescents

By Bernard Kogon

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, June 1947

Examination of the literature during the war years disclosed, throughout the nation, a genuine concern on the part of public and voluntary agencies for the welfare of youth. The kinds of problems we witnessed in all parts of the country included: the relatively high earnings of adolescents, many of them on their first job, homes broken by war service or out-of town employment of a parent, disinterest in school and truancy, racial and religious tensions, the problems arising from military service, and the general loosening of social controls enabling older adolescents to assume a pseudo-adult role without regard to their emotional readiness. This piece addresses the evolving concepts of casework with within the context of addressing these problems.

Topic: Veterans and Military Service, Youth, Social Services, Social Work, Unemployment, Racism, War, Social Issues, Military Service and Veterans

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.4

Page Number(s): 379-385

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kogon, Bernard. Changing Concepts in Work with Adolescents. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1947: 379-385.


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