Proceedings of the Conference on the Care of Dependent Children Held at Washington, D.C., January 25, 26, 1909: Special Message of the President of the United States Recommending Legislation Desired by the Conference on the Care of Dependent Children ... and Transmitting the Proceedings of the Conference. Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress on February 15, 1909: Second Session of the Sixtieth Congress
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Page 6 - The said bureau shall investigate and report to said Department upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people, and shall especially investigate the questions of infant mortality, the birth rate, orphanage, juvenile courts, desertion, dangerous occupations, accidents and diseases of children employment, legislation affecting children in the several States and Territories.
Page 193 - Children of parents of worthy character, suffering from temporary misfortune and children of reasonably efficient and deserving mothers who are without the support of the normal breadwinner, should, as a rule, be kept with their parents, such aid being given as may be necessary to maintain suitable homes for the rearing of the children.
Page 202 - The functions of the new bureau as recited in the law are to investigate and report on all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life among all classes of our people...
Page 216 - There should be severe child-labor and factoryinspection laws. It is very desirable that married women should not work in factories. The prime duty of the man is to work, to be the breadwinner; the prime duty of the woman is to be the mother, the housewife.
Page 6 - The said bureau shall investigate and report upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of children and child life, and shall especially investigate the questions of infant mortality, the birth rate, physical degeneracy, orphanage, juvenile delinquency and juvenile courts, desertion and illegitimacy, dangerous occupations, accidents and diseases of children of the working classes, employment, legislation affecting children in the several States and Territories, and such other facts as have a bearing...
Page 194 - SYSTEM 4. So far as it may be found necessary temporarily or permanently to care for certain classes of children in institutions, these institutions should be conducted on the cottage plan, in order that routine and impersonal care may not unduly suppress individuality and initiative.
Page 10 - It is necessary, however, that a large number of carefully selected boarding homes be found if these children are to be cared for in families. The extent to which such families can be found should be ascertained by careful inquiry and experiment in each locality. Unless and until such homes are found, the use of institutions is necessary.
Page 212 - The effort should be made to eradicate causes of dependency, such as disease and accident, and to substitute compensation and insurance for relief 3. Home Finding. Homeless and neglected children, if normal, should be cared for in families, when practicable 4.
Page 11 - Cheap care of children is ultimately enormously expensive, and is unworthy of a strong community. Existing congregate institutions should so classify their inmates and segregate them into groups as to secure as many of the benefits of the cottage system as possible, and should look forward to the adoption of the cottage type when new buildings are constructed.