Hard Core Cases in a Private Agency: An Analysis of Six Multi-Problem Family Closed Cases on File at New York Catholic Charities
Society sets certain minimum standards of child care; it cannot afford to permit family life to deteriorate to the point of neglect delinquency, chronic despondency, or mental illness. It expects social agencies to help those parents who are unable to provide the necessary support and direction for their children. This responsibility must be discharged by active social work efforts to strengthen the family unit. It is well known that in every city there are some families with low standards of living, physical and mental health problems, and anti-social behavior. Today social agencies find an increasing number of such families in their projects. Reliable statistics show that 25,000 of these "hard core" families, produce 95% of the city’s juvenile delinquency.
Mental health|Individual & family studies|Social work
Negron, Pedro J, "Hard Core Cases in a Private Agency: An Analysis of Six Multi-Problem Family Closed Cases on File at New York Catholic Charities" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557732.