Closed Mouths and Wise Guys

in Miss Cutler & the Case of the Resurrected Horse

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780226653631
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226653662 | DOI:
Closed Mouths and Wise Guys

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This chapter focuses on the social work of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) founded in 1878. In the 1920s, under the leadership of Carl C. Carstens, the society's work shifted toward prevention and casework with parents rather than the rescue and removal of children. The MSPCC became focused on building up a better community for the coming years and its social workers focused their most compelling stories around the dramas of self-improvement.

Keywords: MSPPC; social work; Carl C. Carstens; casework; children; social workers; self-improvement

Chapter.  4593 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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