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Helen Johnstone-Weisbrod (1911-1993)
Helen Johnston Weisbrod was best known for work with the American Public Welfare Association in promoting staff qualifications for public service and for the training of public child welfare and public assistance staff. She cooperated with the Bureau of Family Service training specialist in developing curriculum for in-service training she assisted through the American Public Association the federal requirements for staffing, educational and in-service training, the implementation of these requirements. She obtained her B.S. in June 1934 at University of Minnesota and her MS.S.A. in June of 1950 at the School of Applied Social Science, Western Reserve University. In 1948 she attended grcv/uaJe School of Social Work Her work experience included Program Consultant at the National Study Service, Field Consultant with project ENABLE family Service Association of American, Social Work Education Consultant at the XEN School of Social Welfare, Athem, Greece International Educational Exchange Program u.s. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Staff Training Specialist with the American Public Welfare Association, Public Welfare Advisor with the Bureau of Public Assistance Region J-: Chicago, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Welfare field Consultant - staff Training for Public Assistance, Child Welfare Correctional and Mental Health Program Division of field Services Minnesota State Department of Public Welfare, Child Welfare Consultant, Bureau of Child Welfare, of the Minnesota State Department of Public Welfare Assistant Supervisor of Adoptions Bureau of Child Welfare, with the Minnesota Division of Social Welfare, Homefinder, Child Welfare Worker, Bureau of Child Welfare, with the Minnesota Division of Social Welfare, Child Welfare Worker, with the Multnomah County DPW Oregon Public Welfare Commission Caseworker, Public Assistance with the Multnomah Country DPW, Oregon Public Welfare Commission. She was board member of the American Public Welfare Association, Child Welfare League of American Council on Social Work Education, International Council on Social Welfare, National Association of Social Workers, and the National Conference on Social Welfare. She had two publicatiom which were "Training Public Welfare Staff to help Children," CHILD WELFARE, Vol XllIL No.2 (February 1964 p. 80-85, 90 and '~ Guide for administrative PlamlingofStaffDevelopment Responsibilities," PUBliC WELFARE, Vol 20, No.3 (July 1962), p. 168-169..