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School of Social Work: Social Policy: SWK 310

Contents support the study of social policy done in SWK 310 and MSW 810, 820

Week One

Week 2

Week 3

What is social welfare history?

Pioneering social worker John E. (Jack) Hansan, Ph.D. (1930 – 2019), launched the Social Welfare History Project in 2010. Recognizing the power of the World Wide Web as an information-sharing platform, Hansan created the site to help the public understand and appreciate the history of social reform and social welfare services that have strengthened the fabric of American society.  The Social Welfare History Project reflected not only on glory and greatness, but also explored the acts of omission and commissions of hurt and discrimination. (from VCU website)

Selected Books

Social Work Resources