Social work has forfeited its professional mandate and should be replaced by "human services." In three traditional areas of responsibility-child welfare, public welfare, and mental health-social work has failed to meet its societal obligation. Meanwhile the profession has used postmodern thought to justify a focus on internal constituency groups. A template for professional education in human services is proposed.
"From Social Work to Human Services,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 29
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol29/iss4/3