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date: 02 April 2020

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Mary Ellen Richmond (1861–1928) formulated the first comprehensive statement of direct social work practice principles. She founded the Public Charities Association, the juvenile court, and the Housing Association, and helped to develop teaching materials for Charity Organization Societies nationwide.

Keywords: Mary Ellen Richmond, social work practice, Public Charities Association, juvenile court, Housing Association, Charity Organization Societies, Social Diagnosis, friendly visitor

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