Foster Children Consider Their Placement Agency: Adolescents' Opinions About Aspects of the Catholic Home Bureau's Supervision as Ascertained by Questionnaires in 1958
For Years the child welfare profession assumed that the child’s needs were well taken care of in a foster home. A review of the social work literature of the last decade indicates that the profession is not quite as comfortable with this assumption and is becoming increasingly aware of the special problems and limitations of foster home care. For instance, in the 1957 proceedings of The National Council on Social Welfare, Mildred Arnold foresees a redirection in child welfare work due to the caseworker’s greater appreciation of the family unit and the effects of parental separation. Dr. Andrew Gladstone Finnie points out that the changing needs of children require a new approach. Adult inadequacy, not lack of parents or lack of means, is the modern day problem. Dr. John Bowlby's extensive study and compilation of material for the World Health Organization adds further evidence to Miss Arnold's contention as well as Dr. Finnie's.
Individual & family studies|Public administration|Social work
Fox, Jeralee Ann, "Foster Children Consider Their Placement Agency: Adolescents' Opinions About Aspects of the Catholic Home Bureau's Supervision as Ascertained by Questionnaires in 1958" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557603.