Child Welfare After-Care Supervision: A Study of Seventeen Children in Need of Re-Placement While Receiving After-Care Services in Their Own Homes From Catholic Guardian Society, Brooklyn New York, 1957-1965
The Catholic Guardian Society provides after-care service to children discharged from Catholic child-caring institutions who need follow-up care. The agency takes responsibility for helping these children adjust to their families and to their community. Parents, in turn, are also helped in their relationship with the children and in taking up once again their responsibilities for the children's care and guidance. The agency does this by affording intensive casework to the parents. Emphasis is placed on family interrelationships, on fostering awareness of emotional needs, on exploring the parents' expectations of themselves and their expectations of their children and on clarifying their role in helping their children. After-care service in this particular agency began in 1914 when clergymen and laymen of the Dioceses of Brooklyn felt the need of affording service to children who might have problems in adjustment on their return to their own 1 homes and to their community. Services to these children by this agency include family counseling and placement services. The primary responsibility of parents is to rear and nurture their children. A subsequent separation of children from their families is planned only after serious consideration and study. The Catholic Guardian Society cooperates with all community resources in planning for children, who for serious reasons, are temporarily separated from their families. The objective is to reunite the child with his family, or when this is not possible, to develop a suitable plan that will meet his needs.
Mental health|Social work
David, Rosalinda Joven, "Child Welfare After-Care Supervision: A Study of Seventeen Children in Need of Re-Placement While Receiving After-Care Services in Their Own Homes From Catholic Guardian Society, Brooklyn New York, 1957-1965" (1967). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30308711.