Faculty Publications

Title

Our social work imagination: How social work has not abandoned its mission

Document Type

Article

Keywords

History of social work, Social work imagination, Social work mission, Social work profession, Strengths approach

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Teaching in Social Work

Volume

22

Issue

3-4

First Page

21

Last Page

37

Abstract

The aim of this article is to present the case for social work, the case that the old truths and fighting spirit of an earlier day-our social work imagination-live on, even in the face of uncaring economic forces and resurrected punitiveness. Sustained by an idealism as old as humankind, members of the profession continue to advocate for the poor, the sick, and the oppressed. © 2002 by The Haworth Press, Inc.

Original Publication Date

12-4-2002

DOI of published version

10.1300/J067v22n03_03

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