“Social work” is not only a profession, it’s a college major, a license, an established part of any human services organization. We should not forget its history as a daring, progressive, unconventional movement . . . one that changed our collective thinking so deeply that we don’t even realize its contribution.
We love that the Social Welfare History Project is capturing the voices and stories of the innovative and caring social worker movement. Take a few minutes to read Catherine Pappel’s story — “More than 60 Years with Social Group Work: A Personal & Professional History” — featuring the debates and controversies that have swirled through the field over the years, and think about how our debates and controversies will be seen 50 years from now!