Child Guidance in Foster Care: A Review of the Mercy Guidance Clinic Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, New York During the First Year of Its Existence-November 1, 1960 to October 31, 1961.
In March of I960, the Golden Anniversary White House Conference on Children and Youth was held at Washington, D. C. Its stated purpose was: "to promote opportunities for children and youth to realize their full potential for a creative life in freedom and dignity." During this historic meeting, much attention was focused on the needs of the mentally and emotionally disturbed child, an emphasis far in excess of any previous treatment of this subject by former White House Conferences. This was a clear indication on the part of those dedicated to the welfare of the child, of a growing concern about a greater awareness of the increasing problem of mental illness and emotional disturbance among our children. Significantly enough, Ellen Key has referred to the twentieth century as "the century of the child." Ours, indeed, has been a century of thinking about children, doing things for children, doing things to children, and we have progressed in this century, from working around and for the child, to working with the child, particularly in the field of Child Guidance.
Social research|Mental health|Social work
Gunn, Sister Mary Chrysostom, "Child Guidance in Foster Care: A Review of the Mercy Guidance Clinic Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, New York During the First Year of Its Existence-November 1, 1960 to October 31, 1961." (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670804.