Child Welfare Work in Pennsylvania; A Co-Operative Study of Child-Helping Agencies and Instututions

Child Welfare Work in Pennsylvania; A Co-Operative Study of Child-Helping Agencies and Instututions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...various boards. It also should be stated that there are still a large number of orphanages and homes that have not sensibly responded to modern impulses. They continue to use most of the old-fashioned methods, supposed to have been left behind the door of the new century. Some of them still clothe the children in uniforms, or from a mass of clothing packed away by sizes in bulk, and later carelessly fitted to individuals. Some have large, unventilated, ill-equipped, and often crowded dormitories. Many have rough tables and benches in the dining rooms, with neither table cloths nor napkins, and use metal dishes and rusty cutlery and spoons. Many continue the old method of marching in lines at the tap of a bell, silence at meals, and mass care generally; while some of the institutions have discarded in part these old practices, presenting at this time a chaos of the old and of the new and better methods. Even in this there is a promise of better things to come. There is a wide diversity in the current expenses of the insti tutions in this group. One gives $66 as the per capita cost of maintenance, and from this minimum the expenses rise until the maximum is reached in one that expends $594 per capita. The 53 institutions of this group are located in 27 different towns and cities, 13 of them being in Philadelphia, 10 in Pittsburgh, and four in Harrisburg. The first to be established was the Orphan Society of Philadelphia, which was founded in 1814 and retains its headquarters within the city, although its institution is now at Wallingford, in Delaware County. A strong and typical institution of the nonsectarian congregate class is the Home for the Friendless at Pittsburgh, founded in 1861. It possesses a downtown plant valued at $250,000, and an...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563921
  • 9781236563927