Child Welfare Policies and Procedures in an Administration Setting - A Manual of Services Offered to Neglected and Dependent Children in St. Michael's Home, Staten Island as of January 1, 1957
Since the latter part of the eighteenth century when children’s institutions came into "being as a substitute refuge for the homeless and needy child, replacing the earlier almshouse shelters, the importance and concern of child welfare has become increasingly emphasized. The development of interest in child care and actual progress in this area have taken forward strides since the first White House Conference in 1909. A great number of the standards and aims in child care set up at that time are still in existence today in actual practice. While at first the outstanding purpose of children’s institutions was to provide food, clothing and shelter for homeless children so disposed "through no fault of their own", there has evolved, with the constructive thinking and research efforts over the centuries, a more valuable type of approach which is the social casework process. The original physical care offered to the children has been gradually supplemented with educational facilities as well as concern for emotional and spiritual welfare of each child under care. The mention of "each child" is significant in the more recent efforts to individualize the child even though he may be in the group setting of an institution. The casework process is the method by which we individualize a child in group living.
Public policy|Public administration|Social work
Newell, Charlotte Marie, "Child Welfare Policies and Procedures in an Administration Setting - A Manual of Services Offered to Neglected and Dependent Children in St. Michael's Home, Staten Island as of January 1, 1957" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509598.