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Social work roots

Children’s Bureau marks 100 years

Imagine a time when children were considered the same as adults.

Their shoulders carried the burdens of grown-up responsibilities. Many toiled in America’s coal mines, factories and farms.

The thought of focusing attention on the well-being of the nation’s youngest citizens was a radical concept at the dawn of the 20th century.

It took the vision and determination of a group of pioneering women to bring to light a simple fact: Children have unique needs from their adult counterparts. If society was to better itself, a federal approach was necessary to help children thrive into adulthood.

From that idea the Children’s Bureau became a reality. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the federal agency whose roots are deep in social work. 

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