A Study of Twenty Children From Broken Homes Placed by Catholic Home Bureau and Their Emotional Disturbances During the First Two Years of Foster Care
Background of the Study. "Those who began the work of nature by giving birth to children are indeed forbidden to leave unfinished this work and so expose it to certain ruin." Thus did Pope Plus XI charge parents with the proper care and education of their children. Yet, "each year more than a million American homes are broken by death, desertion, divorce and separation." Death, of course, is usually not brought about by the actions of parents. But, divorce, desertion, and separation are overt acts and as such deprive the children involved of the parents' presence in the home. Consequently, it would be reasonable to assume that parents, who create a broken home situation, fail in their obligations to their children.
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McTigue, John Thomas, "A Study of Twenty Children From Broken Homes Placed by Catholic Home Bureau and Their Emotional Disturbances During the First Two Years of Foster Care" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724969.