Experiment in the Supervision of Cottage Parents

By David Hallowitz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, December 1948

This piece explores an experiment at Pleasantville Cottage School, where a professional person with experience in case work and group work as both a practitioner and supervisor was made fully responsible for the supervision of all the cottage parents and the development of the methods by which this could most effectively be done. During the first year of supervision, which was relatively a brief period, the structure of the cottage parent's work and of the supervisor's practice, in terms of their respective functions, was been laid down. Within this structure, refinements of group work, theoretical understanding and group work methodology, as applied to the institution's setting, had yet to be achieved. The piece concludes by asserting that the cottage parents may well progress much further and, in this process, become more self-disciplined and scientific.

Topic: Methodology, Social Work, Family

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol.25/no.2

Page Number(s): 193-202

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Pleasantville, New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Hallowitz, David. Experiment in the Supervision of Cottage Parents. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. December 1948: 193-202. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7309


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