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NCJ Number: 49727 Find in a Library
Title: EDUCATING SOCIAL WORKERS FOR EVOLVING ROLES IN CORRECTIONS
Journal: JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WELFARE  Volume:3  Issue:6  Dated:(JULY 1974)  Pages:656-671
Author(s): F KASLOW; S WERNER
Corporate Author: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare Inc
School of Social Work
University of Connecticut
United States of Americ
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare Inc
West Hartford, CT 06117
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE THRUST OF THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO THE FIELD OF CORRECTIONS IS REVIEWED, AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED FOR SOCIAL WORKERS TO IMPLEMENT SUCH PROGRAMS IS DISCUSSED.
Abstract: IT IS ARGUED THAT WHEN AN ATMOSPHERE CONDUCIVE TO THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS IS ESTABLISHED AND MADE NORMATIVE, THE LITERATURE REVEALS THAT CHANGES OCCUR IN INDIVIDUAL OFFENDERS AND RECIDIVISM RATES HAVE BEEN SUBSEQUENTLY REDUCED. THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES CAN AND SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED WHERE OFFENDERS CAN VOLUNTARILY EXPERIENCE A MILIEU WHERE ALL STAFF MEMBERS WORK COOPERATIVELY TO BRING ABOUT WHAT ARE CONSIDERED THE TWO MAJOR GOALS OF CORRECTIONS: THE PROTECTION OF SOCIETY FROM ITS DANGEROUS MEMBERS AND THE MODIFICATION OF BEHAVIOR SO THAT NO FURTHER ANTISOCIAL ACTS ARE COMMITTED. THE THERAPEUTIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES TO BE FULFILLED BY SOCIAL WORKER IN SUCH A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY ARE DESCRIBED AND DISCUSSED. THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL ACTION, AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. IN ADDITION, A MODEL GRADUATE SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IS PRESENTED, DIVIDED INTO THE BROAD CONTENT AREAS OF PRACTICE, HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT,AND ADMINISTRATION. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Correctional personnel; Curriculum; Education; Social workers
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