Helen Cassidy


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(1918–1994) Helen Cassidy—social work educator, administrator, practitioner—received her MSW from Tulane University in 1939 and began an active career spanning 55 years until her death in 1994. The early years of her career were spent as a medical social worker, first in Louisiana and then in Washington, DC, where she was the field director for the American National Red Cross, serving in three naval hospitals providing care to the armed forces. She then assumed overall administrative responsibility for social services programs and developed innovative approaches to offering coordinated casework/ group work services.


From Encyclopedia of Social Work in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Social Work.