Digital copy of Part II and Appendices from Maternal Care and Mental Health: A report prepared on behalf of the World Health Organization as a contribution to the United Nations programme for the welfare of homeless children by Dr John Bowlby.

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May 1st 1952 - May 31st 1952

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Part II: Relates to the Prevention of Maternal Deprivation, and includes chapters on the purpose of the family; causes of family failure in Western communities with special reference to psychiatric factors; prevention of family failure; illegitimacy and deprivation; substitute families with respect to adoption and boarding homes; group care; care of maladjusted and sick children; administration of child-care services and problems for research; and a conclusion. Appendices: Relate to various retrospective studies relating mental illness to deprivation and broken homes; differences in Rorschach responses between institution children and others; a note on William Goldfarb's study of social adjustment in relation to age of entry to an institution; and a note on statistics regarding causes of children being taken into care away from home. A bibliography, name index, and subject index are also included. For Part I of this report, see C/D/AW6/C/EE000110.


Bowlby, John
Bullock, Roger
Goldfarb, William
Hubback, Eva
Department of Labor, United States of America
Dr Barnardo's Homes
Federal Secruity Agency, United States of America
Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls School
Home Office
Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society
Jewish Children's Bureau
Lasker Mental Hygiene and Child Guidance Centre
League of Nations
Maryland Children's Aid Society
Ministry of Health
Montefiore Hospital
United Nations
Welfare Council of Toronto and District
World Health Organization


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