Talk:Settlement movement

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 Definition An approach to social reform that began in the 1880s in which educated middle- and upper-class reformers lived in inner-city neighborhoods seeking to know, befriend and aid their uneducated, lower-class, immigrant or poor neighbors. Toynbee House (London, 1883), University Settlement (Chicago, 1883), Hull House (Chicago, 1889), Henry Street (New York, 1895) are among the best known of the hundreds of settlement houses formed. [d] [e]
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Settlement houses and social work

While we don't yet have an article on social work, is it reasonable to say that the staff and organizers of settlement houses were the direct ancestors of social workers not using a psychiatric model? Howard C. Berkowitz 16:55, 4 July 2009 (UTC)