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Boston's wayward children : social services for homeless children, 1830-1930

Author: Peter C Holloran
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Northeastern University Press edView all editions and formats
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The system of orphanages, child placement agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Boston during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries provided a model for New Deal legislation and remains the foundation for contemporary social work with children at risk. This book explores the origin and evolution of child welfare in the United States. This volume is relevant in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Holloran
ISBN: 155553211X 9781555532116
OCLC Number: 30623679
Notes: Originally published: Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1989.
Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Boston Protestant Charity for Children --
Boston Catholic Charity for Children --
Wayward girls in Boston --
Separate but unequal: Black, Jewish, and Italian child-saving --
The Boston Juvenile Court and Clinic --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Peter C. Holloran.

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The system of orphanages, child placement agencies, reformatories, juvenile courts, and child guidance clinics established in Boston during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries provided a model for New Deal legislation and remains the foundation for contemporary social work with children at risk. This book explores the origin and evolution of child welfare in the United States. This volume is relevant in the current debate about formulating effective policies and practices for today's abused, needy, and homeless children. -- Publisher description.

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