A Study of Forty-Five Children Discharged From the Catholic Home Bureau to Regular Child Caring Institutions From January 1, 1940 to December 31, 1949
Prior to the entry of the writer into the Fordham School of Social Service, he was employed by the Catholic Home Bureau for Dependent Children. Although the period was for a brief time, the writer had the opportunity to learn of the discharge of children to other child carirg institutions because of their maladjustment in foster homes. Upon further investigation, the author learned that during the years 1940-1949 inclusive, there were 225 children transferred from the Catholic Home Bureau to various types of institutions. These institutions may be designated as: 1) Protective (Catholic and Public), 2) Mental (Public), 3) Regular Catholic Child Caring Institutions and 4) Institutions for Handicapped Children. This investigation stimulated the writer to wonder why these children were not able to adjust in foster homes, thus necessitating another type of placement. He realized that a study concerned with children transferred to all four types of institutions would entail intensive research and study. He believed that it would be best to limit himself to the study of children discharged to only one type of institution. The reviewer, therefore, selected as a possible research topic, the study of a group of children who were transferred from the Catholic Home Bureau to regular Catholic child caring institutions. The author then conferred with the Catholic Home Bureau and with the Fordham School of Social Service in order to determine if such a study had ever been made. He found that none existed. The writer obtained approval to proceed with this study from both the Catholic Home Bureau and the Fordham School of Social Service.
Disability studies|Health care management|Social work
Canovatchel, William Francis, "A Study of Forty-Five Children Discharged From the Catholic Home Bureau to Regular Child Caring Institutions From January 1, 1940 to December 31, 1949" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509535.