The Discovery and the Remedy

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:
The Discovery and the Remedy

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This chapter discusses the social work of the Associated Charities (AC) of Minneapolis which was renamed the Family Welfare Association (FWA) in 1922. It highlights the success of the AC-FWA in gaining national reputation and influence under the leadership of Frank Bruno and Joanna Colcord. This chapter explains how the association adjusted to the growth of public welfare by reducing its long-term relief and illness cases in order to focus on investigative, preventive, and “elastic” casework. Most of the stories that came from Minneapolis caseworkers focus on the poor being drawn to and pulled away from pauperization.

Keywords: social work; Associated Charities; Minneapolis; Family Welfare Association; Frank Bruno; Joanna Colcord; public welfare; poor; pauperization

Chapter.  2604 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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