A Study of the Rejected Applications to the Boarding Department of the New York Foundling Hospital During 1948
Background of the Study. Since foster homes first came to be regarded as a treatment resource of neglected and dependent children the recruitment and development of these homes has been of major importance in the field of child welfare. It was as a result of the first White House Conference of 1909 that boarding care gained its first impetus. Here it was resolved that children who must be removed from their own families should be cared for in other families wherever practicable. The New York Foundling Hospital, the agency from which the cases studied here are taken has for more than half a century been developing and broadening its program of boarding care. There is in the agency a Home finding Department whose function is to evaluate applications for foster care. Dorothy Hutchinson defines home finding as "the selection and evaluation of the foster parents who apply to social agencies or to social workers for children."
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Shalvoy, Anne Elizabeth, "A Study of the Rejected Applications to the Boarding Department of the New York Foundling Hospital During 1948" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725027.