Span of Study Extending From Childhood Dependency to Adolescent Delinquency, Based on Four Cases Known to the Saint Agatha Home for Children, Manuet, New York, and Adjuvated Delinquent During 1955
"Although children provide the most appealing subject in the whole field of social service," they are not slates from which the past can be rubbed by a duster or sponge, but human beings whose behavior in the present is profoundly affected by what has gone before." Each boy and girl brought before the Children’s Court embodies a challenge to society. Their stores portray the failure of parents, schools, churches and the state to provide security and opportunities that enable children to handle their life situations adequately. The purpose of this study is to add something to the knowledge of dependent children who become delinquent adolescents in the hope that such knowledge may stimulate a keener and deeper sense of individual and community responsibility for their welfare.
O'Connell, Marian Veronica, "Span of Study Extending From Childhood Dependency to Adolescent Delinquency, Based on Four Cases Known to the Saint Agatha Home for Children, Manuet, New York, and Adjuvated Delinquent During 1955" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509520.