A Study of Four Financial Assistance Cases Emphasizing Four Levels of the Treatment Process in Casework
Background of Study. The giving of financial assistance to those in need is one of the oldest and, perhaps, the best known functions of family case work. However, today, the public welfare agencies have undertaken the larger role in relief giving. This has given the private family agencies an opportunity to help families and individuals through casework treatment on a different level. "The granting of money to families, or individuals in need is not the primary responsibility of Family Service." But the private family agency continues to give relief in a wide range of problems because of the many types of economic problems which people experience. Some of the types of relief given by the private family agency are : supplementary relief, maintenance relief, temporary and special relief, and, under certain circumstances, relief to persons ineligible for public assistance. In the granting of the assistance, the criterion is based on the belief that, "if relief is to meet the true test of casework, it must be given in a way to enable the individual to make the maximum use of resources within himself and his environment."
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McMahon, Rita Marie, "A Study of Four Financial Assistance Cases Emphasizing Four Levels of the Treatment Process in Casework" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725045.