A Manual of Policies and Procedures for an Institution Providing Care for Dependent and Neglected Boys, Ages Nine to Fourteen: Briscoe Memorial School, Kent, Washington, 1962
Institutions for many centuries have served a traditionally vital role in child welfare. At a time when large numbers of parentless children needed to be provided for, the institution was often the best and only substitute for parental care. In recent decades, however, institutional administrators and others concerned with the social welfare of children have begun to assign a new focus to the role of the institution in a community. This new focus emerges from a demand for the care and treatment of emotionally disturbed children, ranging from slightly to severely disturbed. These children in today's institutions are from families who themselves have problems and are in need of community services also. Today's child-caring institution has come to recognize the urgency to re-frame its policies and to restructure its function to meet the crisis. Whereas institutions formerly gave a home to orphan children, they are today serving an increasing number of problem children. Recognition of this gradual change has been slow. However, while only a few institutions in the United States are today adequately and sufficiently caring for the increasing numbers of emotionally disturbed children, most administrators are attempting to meet the demands for increased and improved services.
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Casale, Albert B, "A Manual of Policies and Procedures for an Institution Providing Care for Dependent and Neglected Boys, Ages Nine to Fourteen: Briscoe Memorial School, Kent, Washington, 1962" (1962). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30725052.