Aggressive Children in After-Care a Study of Four Closed Cases Supervised by Brooklyn Catholic Guardian Society, 1955
Background of the Study. Out of the many children discharged from child caring institutions, a notable number unfortunately return to similar if not the same institutions not only after the period of trial adjustment is completed but even before the maximum after-care period is terminated. It has been noticed that when they are returned or discharged to their families, their readjustment to the home often result in frustrating failure. The children within this group have been observed to relate to other people in peculiar ways and very often in a distorted fashion act out their wishes and their conflicts thwarting all efforts at casework. Full of defenses, hostility and unpredictable reactions they become disciplinary problems for psychological tests or psychiatric consultation. Parents have regarded these children as difficult or impossible to handle to the extent that they invariably request their recommitment. Frequently, we hear this exasperated comment from parents whose children come under after-care supervision: "I love my children but I cannot cope with their attacking behavior!"
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Alcid, Luz Salvador, "Aggressive Children in After-Care a Study of Four Closed Cases Supervised by Brooklyn Catholic Guardian Society, 1955" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724925.