Temporary Placement of Children: A Statistical Analysis of 171 Cases at Divine Providence Temporary Shelter, Manhattan, With Emphasis on Confinement Cases and Consideration of Placement Prevention, 1954-1960
Background of the Study. A child's world is his family, especially up to the age of six. However, even after he starts to school, his family and home are the main source of the security, affection, and recognition which are so essential to him. With a keen awareness of these basic facts and the meaning of separation to a child, workers in the field of child welfare are concerned over the number of children needlessly placed away from their families each year.We can take satisfaction from the fact that tremendous gains have been made in child welfare. Joseph Reid, executive director of the Child Welfare League of America, stated at a conference this year that the percentage of children who must live outside their own home has been cut in half since 1935. However, we cannot be complacent when we realize that according to the latest figures available, there were 18,424 children in foster care at public charge 2 in New York City. No one knows how many of them could still be in their own homes if some other kind of service had been offered. As Deputy Mayor Epstein remarked in his
Psychology|Social work|Individual & family studies
Puderbaugh, Sister Mary Eric, "Temporary Placement of Children: A Statistical Analysis of 171 Cases at Divine Providence Temporary Shelter, Manhattan, With Emphasis on Confinement Cases and Consideration of Placement Prevention, 1954-1960" (1961). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI31050587.