Foster Home Placements Initially Unsuccessful: A Study of Thirteen Children Who Needed New Homes Within One Year of Their First Foster Home Placements by the Catholic Home Bureau, New York City, 1960
Background of the Study. Unlike the lower animal kingdom, man’s need for security, nurture, love and acceptance by parental figures and the gratifications derived from such extend long beyond the first year of life. "Both the feelings of satisfaction and of security depend on others, that is, on the relations that the child has with the few adults that take care of him." Frustration in the attainment of a sense of security by the child during this early period of life not only has serious effects on his present adaptation to environment and on his emotional growth, but it also has major repercussions on his later attitude towards himself and his interpersonal relationships with the world. A warm, secure atmosphere during early life influences the development of self-esteem, a sense of worthiness, a good self-concept and a realistic role perception in life. The converse of this is equally true, and this time of life is usually the sowing grounds for the later introduction of various types and degrees of mental disturbance.
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Gorman, John E, "Foster Home Placements Initially Unsuccessful: A Study of Thirteen Children Who Needed New Homes Within One Year of Their First Foster Home Placements by the Catholic Home Bureau, New York City, 1960" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725003.