Women & Social Work


“Like the civil rights and antiwar movements, the anti-poverty programs of the 1960’s Johnson Administration planted seeds of feminist change, by mandating “maximum feasible participation” of agency clients and neighborhood residents, while empowering male agency heads, policymakers, and community leaders.  Not until the mid-1980’s, did the social work literature reflect issues concerning the feminist movement, which responded angrily and assertively to an era of social-change movements that often excluded women.”

Source: WH

Social Work History

Influential Women in the History of Social Work | Rutgers School of Social Work

From Charitable Volunteers to Architects of Social Welfare: A Brief History of Social Work