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“Qualify them for the duties of life”

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the child welfare situation in the Midwest, including the transition of care from poor farms to children-only institutions. Beginning in the mid-1870s but increasing ... More


Childhood on the Color Line in West Oakland:: Day Nurseries during the Interwar Years

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sisters of the Holy Family and Northern Federation of California Colored Women’s Clubs answered the demand for childcare by repurposing houses in West Oakland. Welfare officials were wary of any ... More


The Shadow of War

Mathew Thomson

in Lost Freedom: The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677481
eISBN:
9780191757006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677481.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines responses to the experience of children in wartime evacuation, the Blitz, and residential homes. Two conclusions emerge. On the one hand, the story of evacuation provided ... More


The Ladies Intervene:: Repurposed and Purpose-Built in Temescal

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As the transcontinental railroad transformed Oakland, white Protestant women seceded from the Oakland Benevolent Society to incorporate the single-sex charity, the Ladies’ Relief Society of Oakland, ... More


A Spirit of ‘Friendly Rivalry’? Voluntary Societies and the Formation of Post-War Child Welfare Legislation in Britain

Julie Grier

in Child Welfare and Social Action in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236764
eISBN:
9781846312816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236764.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the associations between the voluntary and the statutory sectors, and explores the complex pattern of links that developed between erstwhile child rescue societies and central ... More


Sentenced to education: the case for a ‘hybrid’ custodial sentence

Maggie Blyth and Robert Newman

in Children and young people in custody: Managing the risk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422613
eISBN:
9781447301752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422613.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

For many practitioners and policy makers embracing the youth justice reforms in the United Kingdom in 1998, the potential for integrating education into offending behaviour work through the new ... More


Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory

Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226135984
eISBN:
9780226136004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to ... More


Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Megan Birk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1870 until after World War I, reformers led an effort to place children from orphanages, asylums, and children's homes with farming families. The farmers received free labor in return for ... More


The cost of custody: whose responsibility?

Rob Allen

in Children and young people in custody: Managing the risk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422613
eISBN:
9781447301752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422613.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The government changes of 2007, which restored to the department responsible for children's welfare a share in responsibility for youth justice in the United Kingdom, has reopened an important set of ... More


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