The Catholic Guardian Society of Brooklyn, 1914-1958: A Study of an After-Care Agency With Dependent and Neglected Children With Emphasis on Its Relationship to Social Work Trends
The concept of after-care in social work is less than a half-century old. The need for it seemed to be recognized in metropolitan centers at about the same time, early in the second decade of the twentieth century. One of the earliest providers of aftercare was the Catholic Guardian Society of Brooklyn. Now, as at the beginning, the agency provides supervision for dependent or neglected children upon their release from child-care institutions to live in the Brooklyn diocese. It takes responsibility for knowing these children and helping them in handling the problems of readjustment to non-institutional living. They may return to their own families, or be placed in boarding homes, residences, or make independent arrangements; but whatever their situation at time of transfer to after-care, the agency has the responsibility for their physical, social and spiritual welfare. The average period of supervision is two years, though this time may be more or less, depending on the needs of the particular situation.
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O'Connell, Marie, "The Catholic Guardian Society of Brooklyn, 1914-1958: A Study of an After-Care Agency With Dependent and Neglected Children With Emphasis on Its Relationship to Social Work Trends" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557788.