Lassalle, Beatriz

John F. Longres

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press

Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI:

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Beatriz Lassalle (1882–1965) is recognized as the most important pioneer of social work practice in Puerto Rico. She promoted social action, participated in civic affairs, and dedicated herself to the needs of children and families, especially those affected by blindness.

Keywords: Beatriz Lassalle; Puerto Rico; social action; civic affairs; blindness; Juvenile Red Cross; social work practice

Article.  296 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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