Irene Kepler — The History of Social Work
Irene Kepler of Fort Meyers, Florida has a passion for social work and is currently studying for her doctorate at Capella University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University.
Irene Kepler has several years’ experience working as a social worker and worked as a school social worker for the Roseville Community Schools for four years from 2002 to 2006. The modern-day profession of social work has developed from three different strands; the first being the individual casework pioneered by the Charity Organization Society during the mid-19th century, the second included several forms of poverty relief which has its roots in the English Poor Laws of the 17th century, and the third from social action with emphasis placed on political action working through groups and the community to improve social conditions. Irene Kepler worked as a school social worker for the Roseville Community Schools for four years from 2002 to 2006.
However, professional social work in England only started around the 19th century mainly because of the social and economic upheaval caused by the industrial revolution. The main problem that led to the birth of professional social work was the struggle that society was facing in dealing with urban-based poverty. Since dealing with poverty was the main focus of social work at that time, it became associated with the idea of charity work.
Irene Kepler has played an active role in battling against social inequality and developed a program for the sexual, emotional, and nutritional needs of children in an orphanage in Nugulelo, Tanzania.