The Child Welfare Bureau in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: A History of Public Services for Children in the Island of Puerto Rico, 1943-1956
Early man was a nomad who roamed across valleys and hills making use of all the natural resources at hand. For his protection he joined small groups of fellowmen and organized settlements. These settlements grew into villages and eventually into towns. As the community grew, the social order became more complex. With the advancement of civilization, new problems started cropping up. Once these social situations were recognized as undesirable, corrective action was deemed necessary. Indispensable to the advancement of civilization is the family, the basic unit of social order. It is not surprising, therefore, that of all social units, the family has been the most affected by the unpredicted situations contingent to all social changes.
Social structure|Individual & family studies|Social work
Rivera, Carmen Milagros, "The Child Welfare Bureau in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: A History of Public Services for Children in the Island of Puerto Rico, 1943-1956" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509571.