A Study of the Effect of Placement on Primary Behavior Disorder; As Seen in Ten Children Referred to the Catholic Charities Guidance Institute
As a result of the first White House Conference of 1909, it was resolved that children who must be removed from their own homes and families should be cared for in other families wherever possible. Thus for the first time the environment of a child, its influence on a child’s growth, and the necessity for a substitute where needed, were openly recognized and stated. From that time on, an intensive study of the environment and its effect on the needs of, and consequent behavior of a child has moved forward. At first it was the consensus that there should be reproduced for the dependent child the natural environment of a child under normal conditions, in the form of foster homes. As the treatment values of a foster home were continually recognized, they were thought 2 to be a cure-all for every child deprived of his own home. Then slowly but gradually the institutional environment began to come into its own as an accepted method of caring for children who were not ready for substitute family living. The developments of the decade 1919-1929 showed no longer a discussion as to whether child placing was to be preferred to institutional care, but both were recognized as important branches of organized child care.
Developmental psychology|Social work|Behavioral psychology
MacNicol, Elaine Constance, "A Study of the Effect of Placement on Primary Behavior Disorder; As Seen in Ten Children Referred to the Catholic Charities Guidance Institute" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509517.