The Philosophy and Practice of Summer Programming at St. Michael’s Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, Staten Island, 1946 to 1949
This dissertation concerns itself, primarily, with the care offered by the institution. In tracing the history of the institution, one can see a gradual development within, corresponding to a continuous evolution without, of different theories and practices in Child Welfare. The original institution served principally as a physical refuge for the many who were rendered homeless by sickness, depression, death, war, and the many economic and social evils characterizing the eighteenth century. Since this was the purpose of the first institution, it logically became established on a congregate plan, whereby individualization was sacrificed for the more basic need of providing for the ever-growing numbers of the destitute and neglected. With the advent of the twentieth century, there came the scientific development of Social Case Work practices and principles with their concentration on the individual. There followed, consequently, an application of these principles and practices to the institutional field.
American studies|Social work
Shevlin, Francis Xavier, "The Philosophy and Practice of Summer Programming at St. Michael’s Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, Staten Island, 1946 to 1949" (1950). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30844961.