A Descriptive Case Study of Fifteen Runaways From St. Dominic’s School, Blauvelt, New York
Background of the Study. One of the problems that confronts child-caring institutions is the problem of runaways. The challenge has always been for adequate treatment of the runaway child. However, proper treatment of the individual runaway implies an understanding of his motivation in running away. There is a need for deeper insight into the ramifications of this problem. The need of an evaluation and view of the problem is a fact. The problem of running away lies in the field of child psychiatry, and in social casework and social services with children. The problem is also found in the general field of potential and actual juvenile delinquency. This study deals with a group of children in a child-caring home who are presenting symptomatic behavior. The investigator became interested in the problem while having field work experience at St. Dominic’s as a student of the Fordham University School of Social Service. The writer’s cases included two boys who were frequent runaways from the institution. An initial interest in the problem was awakened as a result of these contacts.
Social work|Clinical psychology|Social studies education
O'Connor, Mary Ann, "A Descriptive Case Study of Fifteen Runaways From St. Dominic’s School, Blauvelt, New York" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724987.