A Case Study of Fifteen Children Discharged From the Catholic Home Bureau to New York State Institutions for the Mentally Ill in the Years 1940 to 1950
Children who are unable to make the drastic adjustments involved in living in boarding homes present a real problem to social workers in the field of child welfare. The maladjustments of these children are evident in their relationships in the foster home, in school, in the community and with the agency social workers. Some of them seek to work out their difficulties in delinquent behavior. Others withdraw from reality into a world of phantasy and become mentally ill. This writer is concerned with the latter group and has made a study of fifteen children under the supervision of the Catholic Home Bureau during the years 1940 to 1950, who were eventually discharged to New York State institutions for mentally ill. This study was made in an effort to determine what were the causes of their difficulties, what efforts were made to meet and resolve the problems and why the efforts met with failure.
Developmental psychology|Mental health|Social work
Owens, Frances Agnes, "A Case Study of Fifteen Children Discharged From the Catholic Home Bureau to New York State Institutions for the Mentally Ill in the Years 1940 to 1950" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509560.