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Treatment for emotionally disturbed wards of Children's Aid Society Blinder, Rose

Abstract

Of the 177 wards of the Children's Aid Society between the ages of 6 and 10 years inclusive at the end of 1949, there were 63 who were found to be emotionally disturbed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the facilities available in this community for the diagnosis and treatment of this group of disturbed children. The overall statistical material for the study was obtained as part of a group project, a group of students having co-operated in recording significant data on a card-index schedule for all children aged 6 - 10 in care during that year. When the group of disturbed children was sifted out of the whole, specific cases were then chosen for more detailed study and illustration. Results from the study show there is a great lack of both diagnostic and treatment facilities in this area to deal adequately with this problem. In addition, there is a need to evaluate certain policies and expand certain resources already existing in the Agency to allow increased efficiency in helping these disturbed children. Greater awareness and more concentrated action in the preventive aspects of this problem would eventually help to decrease the number of children handicapped in this way.

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