Birth Registration - A Study of Problems as Seen in Case Material From the Catholic Home Bureau; and an Interpretation of New York City Legislation for the Use of Social Workers
The Catholic Home Bureau is such an agency and it was here that the writer worked as a caseworker for sixteen months and here that the seed of the present dissertation took root. Since this agency provides the setting, therefore, it is felt that a statement of its function is in order. The Catholic Home Bureau for Dependent Children is a subdivision of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. The purpose of the agency is to provide foster home care and adoptive service to dependent children. The foster home division of the Catholic Home Bureau receives its referrals of children for placement from the New York City Department of Welfare, Manhattan Children’s Court and Catholic Charities Child Care Division. There are three main divisions of Catholic Home Bureau’s Boarding Department. These are: Intake, Homefinding and Supervision. The Intake Department is focused on service to children referred for placement. The Homefinding Department handles foster home applications and is concerned with the study of these. The Supervision Department renders the casework service to children placed in foster homes. This Department is divided into four units by location. These four units are; Bronx-Manhattan District, Brooklyn-Staten Island District, Queens-Long Island District and the County District, which is set up for the outlying counties of the upper Archdiocese. The Adoption Department of the agency has two divisions - Child Study and Home Study Departments. The Child Study Department is concerned with Intake referral of children for adoptive placement mainly from the Department of Welfare and Catholic Charities, and the study of these children as potential adoptive placements. The Home Study Department of the Adoption Department of the agency studies the home of applicants for adoption and also supervises the children placed in these homes.
Loscalzo, Joseph Thomas, "Birth Registration - A Study of Problems as Seen in Case Material From the Catholic Home Bureau; and an Interpretation of New York City Legislation for the Use of Social Workers" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509565.