The methods, motives and objectives of home visiting have been ignored by most social work historians, while the profession of social work has become almost universally associated with this practice by the public. This paper examines the historical, social, and political implications of home visiting from the founders of the profession to the present day, suggesting a revitalization of this taken for granted practice for the purpose of collecting "social evidence" to be used for social reform.
"Going among Them: The Evolution of the Home Visit,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 10
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol10/iss1/9