A Temporary Child-Caring Institution for Dependent and Neglected Children. an Historical Sketch of Highland Heights, New Haven, Connecticut, 1852-1953
Foremost among the needs of every child is the need of a home which is able to afford him proper care and maintenance and which assures him a healthful upbringing - a home of which he is an important part. However many children are deprived of this home life because of hereditary influences, unexpected death of parent or natural supporter, industrial maladjustment, poverty, sickness, destitution, desertion, or other causes of dependency. As far back as the Elizabethan period some attempt was made to care for these dependent children. Two types are spoken of during this period, poorhouse care and indenture. The Elizabethan laws established the theory that it was the business of the community out of publicly collected taxes to care for children who were left dependent and neglected. Poorhouses were built during this period to care for the aged, impotent, diseased and derelict adults and also included those poor children who were not apprenticed or cared for with parents.
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Buckley, Marguerite Virginia, "A Temporary Child-Caring Institution for Dependent and Neglected Children. an Historical Sketch of Highland Heights, New Haven, Connecticut, 1852-1953" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557662.