Annual Report, Child Welfare Bureau, 1925-1926

(1936) Annual Report, Child Welfare Bureau, 1925-1926. Human Services, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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This being the first year of the Child Welfare Bureau's activity, the first months were naturally given to organization, development of plans and numerous other matters which are incident to the beginning of a new work, so that it was not until October 1925 that the Bureau began the investigations necessary preliminary to the licensing of child placing agencies. Investigation early revealed utter lack of uniformity in standards of work in child placing and child caring. Very few agencies required adequate medical examination or adequate case history while only one or two were making personal investigation of the proposed foster home or attempted to do "Follow up" work. The records in many of the agencies were entirely inadequate, amounting in some cases to practically no records at all. Then followed individual and group conferences culminating in a called conference of the heads of all child placing agencies in the State, held at the State House in March 1926. Much good was accomplished in this conference and there was a unanimous request for further meetings of like nature. The Bureau is now planning for two conferences a year with this group until such a time as all are enabled to reach a minimum recognized standard in child placing work.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: child welfare, history, Child Welfare Bureau
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Welfare
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Children and youth
ID Code: 46099
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2023 19:15
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2023 19:15