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When I began researching my pioneer I had the worst time starting thispaper I kept looking for a persons name that caught my eye Istarted with Henrietta DeWitt she was a pioneer in the 1930s where inSpringfield Maryland she worked as an untrained social worker thathelped the overcrowded hospital for the mentally ill at the SpringfieldState Hospital She worked effortlessly to help the overcrowdedhospital by beginning a program to assist the chronically mentally illpatients who had lost ties to the outside world by connecting them withfoster homes This was the first effort of its kind to help those thatno one wanted to help ADDIN ZOTEROITEM CSLCITATIONcitationIDsrm0agv4spropertiesformattedCitationNASWFoundation 2004plainCitationNASW Foundation2004citationItemsid6urishttpzoteroorguserslocalpaFsAJwyitemsWCCX9HQ8urihttpzoteroorguserslocalpaFsAJwyitemsWCCX9HQ8itemDataid6typewebpagetitleSocialWorkPioneerscontainer-titlePioneersURLhttpwwwnaswfoundationorgpioneersddewitthtmshortTitleHenriettaDeWittauthorfamilyNASWFoundationgivenissueddate-parts2004accesseddate-parts2013922schemahttpsgithubcomcitation-style-languageschemarawmastercsl-citationjson NASW Foundation2004 I was very excited and I thought I was well on my way to writingthis paper I also found out that this program that she started in the1950s and with the advent of psychiatric medications those who werechronically ill had a much greater chance of bonding with foster caringfamilies and reestablishing their ties to their communities dhmn2013 what a great woman to write about I thought to myselfAs I continued to research this person I didnt find very much more onher and my paper was crushed I had hid a block I returned to lookingfor information and as much as I tried there was not much more So Ibegan to look at the lists that were provided for this paper A fellowclassmate was helping me find a new person to write about told me tolook for someone that I bonded with someone that I could be interestedin writing about As we opened the 2012 inductees into the NASWpioneers I read that Harvey Milk had been inducted and my eyes lit upand definitely revived my attention and vigor for this assignment What a perfect person that I could definitely find an attraction too Igrew up in San
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