Correction and Prevention Volume 4

Correction and Prevention Volume 4

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: and thought. It requires intelligent agents, capable of discrimination and able to command a good salary; but it is absolutely indispensable in order to justify the family home method of caring for neglected children. CHAPTER XVI SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN IN FAMILY HOMES WHEN a child has been successfully placed in a well selected home, the duty of the placing-out agency has only begun. The fact that the society has taken the child from his own home, or from the fostering care of an institution, involves an extra obligation to maintain faithful watch-care. It is only fair to say that the great majority of the placing-out agencies have been delinquent in this respect. Supervision costs money, and it makes no visible show. Most of these societies have an insufficient income and there is a constant temptation to receive and place out more children than can be adequately watched over, and to postpone supervision, under the pressure of inadequate financial support. Correspondence with several hundred placing-out agencies has revealed the fact that not one-fifth of the orphan asylums and children's homes maintain an adequate supervision over the children that they have placed in families, and not half of the child-helping societies maintain an adequate supervision. At the White House Conference, which was held on call of President Roosevelt, at Washington, in January, 1909, a series of resolutions, including about 3000 words, was unanimously adopted, with the change of but a single word. The third resolution of the series read as follows: "As to the children who for sufficient reasons must be removed from their own homes, or who have no homes, it is desirable that, if normal in mind and body and not requiring special training, they should more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551249
  • 9781236551245