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Setting up a Community Foster Action Group

Introduction The unitary or integrated model of social work has received critical appraisal. The integrated methods approach, as it has been advanced in social work literature (Pincus and Minahan 1973, Goldstein 1973), is fundamentally not a radical force. Linked as it is with a systemic model of social work, it rests essentially on a reformist model of social change in which the demands of the disadvantaged working-class communities are managed by state-paid social activists.