Helen Boardman

Interviewed by Elizabeth McBroom. Date of interview: 7-11-88. Length of interview: 1 hour 28 minutes. 1 cassette tape (1 duplicate). Transcript of interview: 27 pp.

California Social Work Hall of Distinction Biography

Interview Topics

Reasons for interest in social work; education in social welfare with Arlien Johnson and the University of Southern California; positions in social welfare; changes in profession; work at Children's Hospital; relations with Children's Bureau; changes in hospital and community; impact of article on child abuse in Medical Social Work; Protective Services Bill; worker caseloads; Parents Anonymous; competition among social workers; his move to Los Angeles; Social Workers Association; licensing of social workers; organization and structure of social work (Welfare Planning Council and Welfare Federation, for example); impressions of profession; interviews in book and publication of Medical Social Work article in book.

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