Foster Care: A Study of Thirty Children Who Have Experienced Frequent Transfers in Foster Homes; Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mineola Office, L. I. December, 1963
Background of the Study. The writer at first became interested in the topic while employed as a case aid in the Boarding Department of Angel Guardian Home. From the beginning of time, we have become concerned with the orphan, the neglected child who is in need of care, love and security. A great deal has been accomplished throughout the ages to help society to attain this end. The elementary precursor of child-placing was found in the original tribal conditions of primitive races. Children, who by the misfortunes of war or of the chase or who, because of disease lost their parents and become dependent, were simply included in the family group of relatives. The earliest chronicles of legal child-placing are found in the Old Testament scriptures, and in the Talmud. Of all the peoples of antiquity the Jews alone made the care of dependent children a special duty under forms of law. In the United States we have seen tremendous progress in providing this love and security for the neglected child. The primitive method of rearing children away from their own homes in large congregate institutions, such as orphanages where custodial care was provided, has developed to the highly specialized and organized programs of today's child welfare agencies. Problems which faced the social worker thirty years ago were more those of custodial care, yet the problems facing the worker in child welfare continue to exist. One problem of which this writer is concerned is the frequent transfer of children placed in foster homes today.
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Gomez, Mary Louise, "Foster Care: A Study of Thirty Children Who Have Experienced Frequent Transfers in Foster Homes; Angel Guardian Home, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mineola Office, L. I. December, 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724976.