Sibling Care A Study of the Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Home, Bronx, New York, a Cottage Plan Institution for Dependent and Neglected, Catholic, School Age Siblings: 1950 – 1954
Background of Study. The past decade has marked an era in the institutional field. Many new developments have taken place notably among which is the recent general acceptance of the child-caring institution as an indisputable method of care for certain children. This acceptance did not occur easily as there still remained in the minds of those familiar with the earlier methods of care for dependent children a certain amount of association with the morbid mass care of the almhouse days when children were thrown together with the infirm and insane. There was great dissatisfaction among those interested in child welfare with the kind of treatment given to children in almhouses in those early days and, as a result, children were taken out of almhouses and placed in orphan asylums, established by religious groups and charitable societies. Yet, with this change, the dissatisfaction still prevailed as the early orphanages with their congregate type of care gave little thought to the individual needs of children.
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Santoro, Teresa Rita, "Sibling Care A Study of the Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Home, Bronx, New York, a Cottage Plan Institution for Dependent and Neglected, Catholic, School Age Siblings: 1950 – 1954" (1954). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670775.