The turning point

Crow, Ruth (1977) The turning point. unpublished. (Unpublished)


Two handbooks published in April this year herald in the turning point in the provision of family support services. "Who Cares? Family Problems, Community Links and Other Helping Services" has been written by Jean McCaughey, Sheila Shaver, Helen Farber and others (published by Sun Books for the Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne). "Community Child Care Manual" has been written by Winsome McCaughey Patricia Sebastian and others (published by Greenhouse Publications for Community Child Care, 67 Brunswick Street Fitzroy). The direct connection between these two publications was given spontaneous recognition. This fact has been shown by the number of letters published in the Age during the first weeks of April ... letters from Jean Miller(Community Child Care), Jan Cropley (Noble Park), Margaret Pickering (Dear Park), Ann Morrow (Malvern). All of the letters commended the "Who cares?" report on its emphasis on the need for a network of family support services.

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Book review by Ruth Crow, 13 April 1977, of "Who Cares? Family Problems, Community Links and Other Helping Services" by Jean McCaughey et al. Sun Books, 1977 and "Community Child Care Manual" by Winsome McCaughey et al. Greenhouse Publications.

Item type Other
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > Collections > Crow Papers
Keywords community child care, Margaret Mead, community child care movement, child care support, neighbourhood houses development, Neighbourhood Centre, creating community, Ronald Henderson, Commission of Inquiry into Poverty, Australian Government, family and personal network, families needing personal network of family and friends, family support services, doctors' support to families, social workers, community health centres, municipal social workers, informal care-taker network, Citizens Advice Centres, State Social Welfare Department, Commonwealth Social Security, deficiencies in regular community services, care-taking individuals, voluntary organisations, local welfare services, Voumard Committee of Inquiry into Local Government in Victoria, 1970's, role of local councils in welfare services, CROW-BOX5-3-17-DOC2
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