Welcome to the Social Welfare Policy and History LibGuide. Here you will find general information about locating a variety of materials and resources on Social Welfare Policy and History in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library. In addition to the sources listed below, users should check the Online Catalog or consult with a Reference librarian for further assistance. You may also call the Reference Desk at (757) 823-8517 during the hours the library is open.
Majoring in social work at Norfolk State University, is to be nurtured in a School with a robust history devoted to developing advocates, direct practitioners and institution builders. Social Work became a major in 1960. However, when Dr. Ethelyn Ratcliff Strong became Dean, the School would become a flagship entity of the University. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Dr. Strong was a graduate of Virginia Union University, Norfolk division. She earned her MSW from Columbia University and the DSW from Catholic University of America. As the first African American child welfare worker and supervisor with Norfolk Department of Social Services, she became a leader in child welfare advocacy and services. In 1960, Strong was the pulse in the development of the undergraduate program in social work, which became the only Council on Social Work Education approved program in Virginia at that time.
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