Recreation, a Host Setting for Social Work: The Feasibility of Integrating the Basic Methods of Social Work in the Boy's Athletic League, Inc., New York, 1958-1959
Despite the enormous strides made in science and technology in the twentieth century, living is a continuous struggle. The perplexities of modern society outweigh its conveniences to such an extent that all human life can be conceived as a process of problem-solving. Man is constantly being challenged to change and move in order to adapt himself to the demands of his surroundings, or to alter his environment to suit his needs. An organized system of social welfare services and institutions has evolved to help people with this struggle to attain satisfying standards of living. The magnitude and complexity of modern social organization seen in the light of increased knowledge of man and his problems has resulted in a marked specialization of function among the agencies dedicated to the well-being of people. Services have been developed for meeting such specific needs as: physical health, mental stability, economic security, spiritual growth, education, civic liberty, satisfying social relationships, and personal satisfactions during leisure time. The highest aim of these services is to enable man to mobilize himself for solving the problem of the purpose and the meaning of his life.
Physical education|Recreation|Social work
Walsh, John Patrick, "Recreation, a Host Setting for Social Work: The Feasibility of Integrating the Basic Methods of Social Work in the Boy's Athletic League, Inc., New York, 1958-1959" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557766.