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NASW Social Work Pioneers®
Katherine Brown (1915- )
Katherine Brown's pioneer work was the establishment of the first Family and Children's services in Albuquerque. She was known throughout the state for the standards established for the Family and Children's services. This particular agency is one of the few that is recognized and accredited by the Family Service Association of America. Prior to her work in the Family and Children Agency, Ms. Brown worked in various services for children including the Children's Institute in Chicago. She also worked for various public welfare programs in Chicago from 1949 until she came to Albuquerque and established the Family and Children's Services, Inc.