The Ohio Bulletin of Charities and Correction Volume 5-6

The Ohio Bulletin of Charities and Correction Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... its most plastic form; three years in which to receive the false ideas that are inseparable from institution life. Experience within the State by private agencies, and outside by public as well as private agencies, has fully demonstrated this fact, that a judicious and systematic effort to place these children in family homes will be crowned. with a good measure of success. There are occasionally cases brolught to the attention of the Humane Society, where the removal of theohildren temporarily will enable the parents to recover themselves, either by lightening their load of care for a season, or by stimulating them to better efiorts by placing before them the incentive to recover their children. I am a firm advocate of a change in our State laws, to be most carefully guarded however, that would enable or require the oflicials of our homes to receive such children on probation, for a period of six to nine months, rarely as long as twelve months; the children to be held for return to the parents when they, the parents, have given evidence of a desire and ability to do well by them; at the end of the probationary period, if no evidence of that kind is forthcoming, the child should be placed in a family home as are other children. ' I had intended to speak of the neglect of the kindergarten children. That topic in itself is morethan enough to occupy all of my time. Prophecy is not a lost art. The students of social economy of to-day are all prophets. They tell us, those of them who have given the matter thorough study and investigation, that the early impressions of childhood, beginning with birth and continuing up to the usual school age, determine, with rare exceptions its future; that heredity plays a comparatively unimportant part more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236780078
  • 9781236780072