Prescience, Prophecy and Prayer Alan Keith-Lucas Applied

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Helen Harris

Keywords

faith, social work practice, child welfare, polarization, reality, empathy, support

Abstract

The work of Alan Keith-Lucas has informed theory and the ethical integration of faith and social work practice.  An early member of NACSW and prolific writer in child welfare services, religiously affiliated children’s homes, and social work practice and faith, Keith-Lucas developed theories on children’s grief and on effective helping that continue to provide prescient guidance in the field today.  This article, delivered as the 2018 Alan Keith-Lucas Lecture at the annual conference, applies the helping principles and work of Keith-Lucas to current issues of child welfare, social work education, racism, work with LGBTQ+ persons, and polarized discussions. Central to the article is the discussion of Keith-Lucas’ helping model of reality, empathy, and support.

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